Clos Otto Shiraz

2019 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.

$250.00

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Accolades

James Suckling - 95 points

Vineyard

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

Vintage

Pre-vintage
Rainfall: Average winter and spring rainfall | Low summer rainfall
Temperature: Cool spring leading to warm summer
Upshot: Low crops | Return to standard flowering and fruit set | Frost and hail events

Vintage
Rainfall: No rainfall during the vintage period
Temperature: Warm conditions throughout
Upshot: Fast ripening conditions | Condensed vintage | Intense flavours and tannin | Wines of power and structure

Winemaking

Fermentation: De-stemmed | Left on skins for 8-12 days | Open pump-overs and hand plunging | 2-3 Pump-overs per day | Basket pressed
Oak: French – 55% new, 45% 2nd use | Natural malolactic fermentation | 22 months maturation
Technical Analysis: Alcohol – 14.9% | pH – 3.62 | Acid – 6.5g/L | RS – <1.0g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 21st February – 2nd March 2019 | Bottled: January 2021 | Released: February 2022

Profile

Sensorial
Profile: Forest berries | Red scented fruits | Violets | Cumin seed
Texture: Fine-grained, full tannin profile | Balanced oak | Exceptional palate length | Powerful | Elegant

Animal/Vehicle/Musical
Animal – Wedge-tailed Eagle
Vehicle – Ferrari Roma
Musical – Grand Piano