Clos Otto Shiraz

2017 vintage

Opulence, complexity and balance all come to mind when thinking about the Clos Otto Shiraz...
With vines planted by previous owner Otto Kasper using a cutting from an ageing and secret Shiraz clone, and tended to with almost antique machinery and a well-practiced hand, the Clos Otto vineyard consistently yields super low quantities with ultra rich flavours.



97 points - James Halliday Wine Companion

96 points - Huon Hooke The Real Review


G Block: Shallow red clay loam overlying red plastic clay | North-South oriented rows | Elevated Eastern aspect | Long even sunlight
Upshot: Soft elegant tannins | Complex aromatic and flavour profile


Rainfall: Very wet Winter | Consistent Spring rainfall
Temperature: Cool to warm Spring to early Summer
Upshot: Balanced vines | Slow development | Late flowering and fruit set | Later expected harvest dates

Rainfall: Rain event in early February | Dry thereafter
Temperature: Mild Summer temperatures
Upshot: Delayed harvest | Outstanding flavour development | High natural acidity | Wines of poise and balance


Fermentation: De-stemmed | Left on skins for 8-12 days | Slow ferment at 15-18°C | Open pump-overs and hand plunging | Basket pressed
Oak: French – 65% new, 35% 2nd use | Natural malolactic fermentation | 22 months maturation
Tech. Analysis: Alcohol: 14.8% | pH: 3.56 | Acid: 7g/L | RS: <1.0g/L

Harvested: 9th March – 20th March 2017 | Bottled: January 2019 | Released: Feb 2020


Sensoral Information
Profile: Red Scented Fruits | Orange peel | Jasmine Flower | Violets | Nutmeg | Vanilla bean
Texture: Fine-grained tannins | Balanced acidity | Exceptional palate length | Powerful | Elegant

Animal: Wedge-Tailed Eagle
Vehicle: Ferrari Roma
Musical: Grand Piano