Grenache Barossa South Australia
Old Vine Grenache grown to a single site, planted in 1935 as bush vines on the Kalleske farm. The vineyard is low yielding with grapes grown organically and biodynamically. These precious gnarled and dry grown old Grenache vines translate into the most spectacular Barossa wine.
Unique soils lie beneath this old Grenache site, shallow sands with light clay, the vines are entirely dry grown and yield intensely flavoured fruit. This old vine vineyard provides excellent natural acidity and no further additions are required. Grapes are destemmed into open top fermenters, the must is warmly fermented using native yeast. Ferment temperatures can reach over thirty degrees celsius. Gentle hand pumpovers are carried out twice daily for the flavour and colour extraction. After vinification on skins the must is traditionally basket pressed and filled to barrel. The wine is treated to maturation in seasoned American and French oak hogsheads for up to two years prior to bottling.
A rich red in colour. Lifted aromas of sandalwood and spice, perfume, coffee and fruit cake, all the highlights of outstanding Barossa Grenache. The refined, full bodied palate is mouthfilling with beautiful varietal fruit flavours. Tannins are prominent but well polished, providing a layered structure. Kalleske is well balanced and completed by a long finish. An intense, rich and robust Barossa Grenache with plenty of exotic flavours, a layered palate, harmonious balance and solid structure. 100% Organic as certified by Australian Certified Organic.