Shiraz Barossa South Australia
Leading members of the elite Grange Growers Club, Kalleske are one of Barossa's leading Shiraz growers, providing fruit from the most memorable vintages to Penfold for decades. Kalleske know the Barossa and its best growers very well, assembling fruit from the eminent Belvedere and Greenock, Stonewell and Moppa, Seppeltsfield, Koonunga and Ebenezer appellations at the northwest end of the Valley. Pirathon is an ancient word for pinnacle, a powerful, yet sophisticated wine, defining the richness and generosity of old village Barossa Shiraz.
Grapes are harvested from low yielding vineyards by traditional family growers. Each vineyard adds its own exclusive dimension to Pirathon. Parcels are separately crushed into open top fermenters, a course of hand pumpovers gently extract colour and flavour from the fruit. Upon completion, batches are treated to a traditional press, followed by transfer to a selection of new and seasoned American, French, Russian and Hungarian oak hogsheads for maturation over a period of eighteen months, racked from barrel and ultimately assembled. The final Pirathon is bottled without fining or filtration, ensuring the true expression of the vineyards are preserved within the bottle.
Dark purple black colour. The perfumed bouquet is uplifting with bright aromas of blueberry, nutmeg spice, musk, juicy fruits, roses and plum. The serious and complex palate is mouth filling with generous dark fruit and balanced oak barrel characters. Fine integrated tannins give the wine solid structure. Overall, the pure varietal fruit, plush oak and rounded tannins give the wine beautiful harmony.