The Beauty Shiraz

2011 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)

$165.00

Tally Room & Clos Otto Club
Members Only

Accolades

Trophy – Consumers Choice Best Wine of Show – 2013 Marananga Wine Show
Wine Spectator – 91 points
The Wine Advocate – 92+ 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 | Wet early spring | Very wet December
Temperature: Below average temperatures from late spring to early summer
Upshot: Slow ripening conditions | Expected late harvest dates

Vintage
Rainfall: Dry January | Multiple rain events in February and March
Temperature: Warm January | Cool remainder
Upshot: Delayed harvest | Grape acid retention | Slow sugar ripening | Resultant wines of elegance and spice

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 – 40% new, 60% seasoned | Natural malolactic fermentation | 18 months maturation
Technical Analysis: Alcohol – 14.4% | pH – 3.54 | Acid – 6.9g/L | RS – <1.0g/L

Noteworthy Dates
Harvested: 18th & 13th March 2011 | Bottled: September 2012 | Re-released: August 2021

Profile

Sensorial
Profile: Raspberry | Mushroom | Purple florals | Pepper
Texture: Great acidity | Fine even tannins |Vibrant fruit intensity

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