Kalleske `Florentine` Chenin Blanc 2011 (6 x 750mL), Barossa, SA.

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“It has been a very good year for the Barossa Valley and the result is wines such as this. Citrus and apple aromas give way to an almost creamy palate loaded with stone fruit. The wine has plenty of balance and complexity, all wrapped up in one lovely package” Rating 92 - Cameron Best, Geelong Advertiser, November 22nd 2012

This wine is 100% Organic / Biodynamic as certified by Australian Certified Organic.

SA - Barossa
South Australia

Expert Reviews

“Like many other old, established Barossa Winemaking families, the Kalleskes have long grown chenin blanc on their property, in among the grenache and shiraz. Their Florentine is a full-flavoured and complex expression of dry chenin, with bright green-apple and floral fruit characters backed up by some creamy oak from barrel fermentation”.Max Allen, Gourmet Traveller Wine, Oct/Nov 2012

Top Tipple “An excellent wine from an excellent vintage. This is what chenin blanc should be stylish and elegant result of the winemaker’s empathy with the variety plus well managed mature vines. The distinctive nose ranges from lemon curd to nashi pear, and the palate is soft and juicy, displaying peach and melon notes with a creamy texture balanced by crisp acid”.Rob Ingram – Country Style Magazine, December 2012

DEPTH: “Chenin blanc has more depth to it than its popular ‘cousin’ sauvignon blanc... This year’s vintage at Greenock was excellent and the certified biodynamically grown fruit quality comes shining through. Wild fermented and partially barrel matured the wine has kiwi fruit flavours and an appealing mouthfeel”.Mount Barker Courier, October 3rd 2012

Winery Tasting Notes


Florentine is white-straw in colour.


The nose is inviting with aromas of fresh apple, cut hay, honeysuckle, quince, and a hint of almond.


The palate is medium-bodied with intense fresh fruit supported by subtle barrel fermentation characters. The wine is well structured with crisp acid balanced by a lightly creamy texture and hint of minerality. A fresh finish and persistent length completes this complex and classy wine. Florentine can be enjoyed now but will cellar gracefully.

SA - Barossa
Grape Style
Other White Varietals
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Winery Profile

In South Australia's Barossa Valley, the Kalleske family have been farming and growing grapes since 1853 near the village of Greenock. They are one of the regions leading grape-growing families consistently growing some of the Barossa's best quality grapes. After six generations of growing grapes, winemaker and seventh generation family member, Troy Kalleske, together with his brother Tony, established the Kalleske winery and made the first ‘Kalleske’ wine. The winery is situated on the family estate where traditional winemaking techniques ensure the vineyard realises its full potential as wine.

The vineyard is managed by Troy's and Tony’s parents, John and Lorraine, and brother, Kym. John has over forty years experience tending the vineyard.The 120 acre vineyard is planted to Shiraz, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillon, Chenin Blanc, Mataro, Petit Verdot, Durif, Viognier, Tempranillo and Zinfandel. Vines vary in age with the oldest remaining vineyard dating back to 1875 and an overall average vine age of about 50 years. The vineyard is low yielding with grapes grown organically and biodynamically and the winery is also certified biodynamic/organic.

The Kalleske family are active practitioners of sustainable farming. They are caretakers of the land and not only want to maintain the environment but improve it for future generations.All Kalleske wines are estate grown and vinified with minimalist winemaking techniques used to fully capture the essence of the vineyard allowing genuine hand made estate wines to be produced. The range is a diverse mix of wines that showcases the splendid Kalleske grapes.

Since the first wine release in 2004, Kalleske has rapidly gained a reputation for producing top-quality hand crafted wines. Kalleske are committed to continue making genuine estate grown wines of individuality and of vineyard and winemaking excellence.

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