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The Kalleske family have been growing grapes in the Barossa Valley since 1853 – they are known as one of the premier viticulture families in Australia, with seventh generation family members still active in the industry today.
Situated near the village of Greenock in South Australia’s Barossa Valley, Kalleske occupies organic vineyard sites, growing premium fruit for their boutique range. The vineyards vary in age with oldest dating back to 1875 and the youngest being around 50 years old.
Kalleske Wine Types
The 120 acre vineyard is planted to Shiraz, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillon, Chenin Blanc, Mataro, Petit Verdot, Durif, Viognier, Tempranillo and Zinfandel.
Kalleske is the core estate-grown wine range with the Johann Georg and Eduard Shiraz wines highlights at the highest elevation. Pirathon is Kalleske’s non-estate wine showcasing quality Shiraz from the North-Western Barossa.
Traditional winemaking techniques with biodynamically managed vineyards characterises the winemaking process.
|Wine Region||Barossa Valley|
|Address||Murray Road, Greenock, SA, 5360, Australia|
|Phone||08 8563 4000|
Deep red colour, purple rim. Stemmy, herbal, 'tomato bush' aromas. Rather sour acidity, combined with a hollow mid-palate, results in a disjointed and rather astringent mouthfeel. Drying out; rustic. Fairly short finish. Does have guts and grunt, ...
Word on the street is that 2012 may eclipse all before it this century for Barossa reds, and early releases like this one are certainly promising signs. One of the best value GMSs currently on the shelves.