The Beauty Shiraz

2016 vintage

2021 Cellar Release

The Beauty, a fitting partner to the Beast, is a wine of elegance...
Grown on the coolest block on the property and co-fermented with a touch of Viognier,
the Beauty displays complex lifted aromatics, along with the softness and subtlety befitting a wine of this name.

(Due to volume scarcity, a 6 bottle limit applies)

 

$82.00

Tally Room & Clos Otto Club
Members Only

Accolades

Wine Spectator – 94 points
The Real Review – 94 points
The Wine Advocate – 93 points

Vineyard

B-Block: Deep red clay loam | Eastern bank of Greenock Creek | Low topographical position | Shaded Morning | North-south oriented rows
Upshot: Ripe yet elegant fruit | Soft tannins | Lifted aromatics

Vintage

Pre-vintage
Rainfall: Dry winter/early spring | rain event early November
Temperature: Consistently warm from late spring to early summer
Upshot: Ideal ripening conditions | No disease pressure | Earlier expected harvest dates

Vintage
Rainfall: Rain event in late January
Temperature: Mild summer temperatures
Upshot: Vine relief | Slow sugar ripening | Increased flavour development | Delayed harvest | Exceptional seed and flavour ripeness balance

Winemaking

Fermentation: De-stemmed | Combined with wet Viognier skins | 1/3 fermented off skins in oak | 2/3 chilled with 1-2 pump-overs per day | Basket pressed
Oak: French – 35% new, 65% seasoned | Natural malolactic fermentation | 16 months maturation
Technical Analysis: Alcohol – 14.5% | pH – 3.66 | Acid – 6.4g/L | RS – <1.0g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 4th February 2016 | Bottled: September 2017 | Re-released: July 2021

Profile

Sensorial
Profile: Red fruits | Apricot | Peaty earth | White pepper
Texture: Bright acid | Mid-palate driven tannins | Expressive and complex

Animal/Vehicle/Musical
Animal – Arabian Horse
Vehicle – Mercedes AMG GT
Musical – Harp