Paxton Queen of the Hive Organic

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    Paxton Queen of the Hive Organic

    Bottle Notes

    The Queen of the Hive produces the bees that have a vital role in maintaining natural balance & eco-health in our world.  Bees keep plants & crops alive through pollination & without bees, humans would struggle to survive.  Bees only survive & thrive in chemical free environments, hence why our certified biodynamic, estate vineyards in McLaren Vale are home to so many bee hives & their powerful, tireless Queens.  To all the Queens we salute you!  Biodynamics is the most advanced form of organic farming that uses natural preparations to bring the soil & vine into balance.  This is a modern Vale red that blends Shiraz, Tempranillo & Grenache to give harmonious, medium bodied, soft and juicy mouth feel with hints of cinnamon, plum & cherries finished with silky elegant tannins.

    WINEMAKING & VINTAGE

    VINTAGE:

    2018 gave us very good winter rainfall allowing the vineyards to reach saturation point. A very dry spring encouraged healthy foliage growth and controlled the vines vigor well. We experienced one of the driest summers in 30 odd years; this meant a great concentration of flavours and intensity of fruit especially within our Mediterranean red varietals. The whites reached fruit ripeness with low acidity therefore producing a very bright and vibrant flavour profile. All and all, a very strong 2018 vintage with fantastic wines.

    VINIFICATION:

    Selected batches of Shiraz, Tempranillo and Grenache were fermented and aged separately in small French oak barrels. They were blended to achieve a fruit-filled wine, that is medium bodied with gentle extraction of tannins giving a velvety silky mouthfeel.

    ALCOHOL: 14.0% VOL

    PH: 3.48

    TA: 5.91

    TOTAL SO2: 77ppm

    WINEMAKER: Dwayne Cunningham and Kate Goodman

    Details

    VARIETY: Shiraz, Tempranillo and Grenache

    100%: Organic | Biodynamic

    REGION: McLaren Vale

    VINEYARD: Multiple vineyards

    COLOUR: Crimson red

    AROMA: Perfumed fragrance of plum, cherries and raspberries

    PALATE: Delightfully soft and mellow palate that shows layers of strawberries and poached rhubarb with really gentle silky tannins. Easy drinking fresh style that suits the modern wine lover.

    DRINK WITH: Barbeque

    CELLARING: Drink now or cellar up to 5 years

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