Paxton Queen of the Hive Organic Red

Paxton Queen of the Hive Organic Red

Paxton Queen of the Hive Organic Red

Vegan Organic

Australia | 14.0% | 75cl

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Native gooseberries picked under the watch of a hungry cockatoo, luscious blood plums, tangerine jelly and roasted fennel seeds. Light and slippery on the palate this wine washes down like riding on the Super Ripper slide at Wet n Wild. At the end of the slide you’re enveloped with the warm hug of a Kakadu plum crumble. Finishing super smooth this is an easy drinking fresh style that suits the modern wine lover.

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 predominantly Shiraz & Grenache to give harmonious, medium bodied, soft and juicy mouth feel with hints of cinnamon, plum & cherries finished with silky elegant tannins.

Easy drinking fresh style that suits the modern wine lover.

2020 posed many challenges throughout Australia. Another intense drought year through the growing season was followed by one of the most devastating bushfire seasons this country has ever seen. Fortunately McLaren Vale was largely unaffected by this devastation and the early signs indicate 2020 to be a very special vintage; one to savour. Moderate weather throughout the picking season, combined with lower yields allowed the flavours to develop harmoniously and in balance. Varietal expression was excellent with Shiraz and Grenache showing lovely intense flavour without excessive tannin or alcohol. Tempranillo and Graciano are showing lovely plum and pepper characters and will be intriguing to see how they develop after time in oak and bottle. 

Selected batches of Shiraz, Grenache, and a sprinkling of Cabernet and Mataro were fermented and aged separately in small French oak barrels for 12 months before bottling. A living and breathing, biodynamic wine.

Country Australia
Region McLaren Vale
Grapes Shiraz, Grenache, Mataro, and Cabernet Sauvignon
ABV 14.0%
Suitable for Vegans Yes
Organic Yes

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