Johann Georg Shiraz is a single vineyard wine produced from an ancient vineyard on our Kalleske estate at Greenock, in the North-Western Barossa Valley.
The vineyard was planted in 1875 and the gnarly, dry-grown vines produce extremely low yields. As this wine is from the oldest vineyard on our Kalleske farm, it is a fitting tribute to name the wine in honour of the first Kalleske to migrate to Australia. Johann Georg Kalleske migrated from Prussia to South Australia in 1838 aboard the Prince George. Johann’s descendants now meticulously tend the Johann Georg vineyard planted two centuries ago. An amazing wine, produced in tiny quantities and destined for long term cellaring, Johann Georg Shiraz is truly something special.
This wine is 100% Organic / Biodynamic as certified by Australian Certified Organic.
- SA - Barossa
- South Australia
“From a single block of vines planted in 1875, and made ina very small quantity... It is very complex and intense, yet little more than medium-bodied, having a tapestry of aromas and flavours similar to Eduard, with great length. How great will the ‘10 be?” Rating 96 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2013
“A single vineyard wine, made from vines that were planted in 1875. Grown biodynamically too. Controlled might and power. Dark pitch of weighty, blackberried fruit. Sweet raisins, Christmas cake, malt, toast and raspberry. Has both a brightness and a heaviness. A sensation of both galore-is-more, and tight control. Fruity and flavoursome on the finish... Length, polish, and more.”Rating 94 - Drink: 2015 - 2022+ Campbell Mattinson, the Wine Front, January 10th 2012
Winery Tasting Notes
2009 Johann Georg Shiraz is dark purple black in colour.
On the nose there are powerful aromatics of bright red and black fruits, floral perfume, briar, cedar, savoury spice, cured meats and sweet herbs.
The palate is full-bodied and sophisticated displaying purity of fruit and subtle barrel ferment characters. Stylish and elegant but with great intensity this is a classy Shiraz. Tannins are fine and integrated adding structure and poise. Silky, but solid, this discerning wine is completed by an amazingly lengthy finish. Johann is a superb wine that whilst drinks well upon release will ultimately benefit from a decade or more in the cellar.
Medals & Trophies
Gold Medal - MUNDUS VINI BioFach 2012 International Organic Wine Award, Germany