This wine draws its name from beehives perched atop our biodynamically farmed vineyard in southern Margaret River - Hazel’s Vineyard. What some might refer to as a ‘natural wine’, this is a pure and raw expression of place free from winemaking manipulation and artefact.
Fruit was handpicked and whole bunch pressed straight to a 700L concrete egg vassel without any sulphur addition. The juice underwent wild yeast and full malo-lactic fermentation and was left on full lees for 10 months. Moved only once in the winery the day before being bottled without any sulphur, fining or filtration.
A deep complex nose with lemon pastry, burnt butter and Manchego cheese rind sit on top of grilled peach and fino sherry characters. The palate is vibrant with an intertwining savouriness, beeswax texture and nutty complexity all framed by attractive phenolics that carry the wine to a lingering finish.
- Margaret River