Summary: Bumblebee encapsulates all that a healthy partnership with the environment can be – a harmony with nature through organic, sustainable and vegan friendly practices that allow all to flourish – the vines, the plants and the animals. The Bumblebee wines have been created by Con-Greg Grigoriou and Corey Ryan to be classically and varietally expressive styles that are approachable and well balanced.
Winemaking: Fully de-stemmed before fermentation in a mix of open and closed tanks. The wine was primarily vinified without the influence of oak for maximum fruit expression before blending with a component aged in three and four year old French oak.
Vintage 2022: A La Nina season brought much welcomed rain over the winter months and continued in providing a mild spring and summer. The cooler than average weather during harvest resulted in a longer ripening period which facilitated fragrant and elegant fruits in red wines and a seamless acid and tannin balance.
Tasting Note: Classic South Australian Shiraz displaying bright, red-berried fruit, plums with subtle oak influence. The palate is medium bodied and approachable with dark berry and cassis flavours underpinned by soft tannins. Drink now or cellar in the short-term. Pair with lamb shanks and parmesan polenta