Kalleske `Greenock` Shiraz 2011 (6 x 750mL), Barossa, SA.

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Overview

Greenock Shiraz is a single vineyard wine produced from low yielding Shiraz vines on the Kalleske estate at Greenock, in the North-Western Barossa Valley. Cuttings for these vines originate from a vineyard planted on the property in the late 1800s. Today, sixth and seventh generation family members meticulously tend the vines. Traditional winemaking and eighteen months maturation in American and French oak hogsheads has ensured a complex, full-bodied Shiraz which will reward long term cellaring. Greenock Shiraz is a true family estate wine - grown, vintaged and matured on the Kalleske estate.

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

Region:
SA - Barossa
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

“2011 was such a different season for the Barossa. Many of the wines are completely atypical. Fine-boned – not words you usually associated with Kalleske shiraz. I’d even say that it’s been delicately put together. It’s Kalleske meets the season: tarry fruit with a nutty overlay, a violetty lift and then a salty, spicy finish. Spicy and more savoury than usual, but the (medium weight) fruit still has a beefiness. It’ll be too spicy for some, and too beefy for others, but I thought it was a pretty good result from the season. It’s certainly not insipid or green...”. Drink: 2014 – 2019+ Campbell Mattinson, the Wine Front, November 14th 2012

“The Barossa Valley wines which produce this shiraz come from cuttings of vines that date back to the late 1800s. Deep, rich and chock full of dark berry and chocolate flavours, accompanied by the delightful peppery notes of a good shiraz, it’s like a velvety fruit cake and hits the spot in terms of taste and price”. Rating 94 - Cameron Best, Geelong Advertiser, December 6th 2012

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Greenock Shiraz 2011 is deep red-black in colour.

Aroma

The inviting bouquet exudes characters of red rose perfume, cherry, cinnamon spice, fruit cake, blackberry and olive.

Palate

The full bodied palate delivers both red and black fruits complimented with some rustic earthiness and pepper spice as well as subtle background oak. Tannins are mineraly but beautifully integrated adding depth and a firm structure. Well balanced, this harmonious wine finishes with lingering fruit purity. Greenock is a complex Barossa Shiraz that will reward careful cellaring.

Medals & Trophies

Gold Medal - MUNDUS VINI BioFach 2013 International Organic Wine Award, Germany

Vintage
2011
Region
SA - Barossa
Grape Style
Shiraz / Syrah
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

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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