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The First Colonists to arrive in South Australia were brought to Kangaroo Island aboard HMS Buffalo in 1836. Sharing the journey was a veteran of the Royal Navy who had served aboard Lord Nelson's flagship HMS Victory. Frank Potts was an accomplished sailor and carpenter, he built many of the young colony's structures and trading vessels. Six generations later, the Potts family's precious plantings of Malbec have been a key component in many of the nation's most memorable and invaluable vintages for decades. A varietal that performs magnificently on the silty flood plains of Langhorne Creek, Bleasdale's pure Malbec bottlings are a profound statement about the.. Making the most magnificent malbec»
Josef Chromy OAM escaped from war torn Czechoslovakia as a penniless 19 year old in 1950, he fled across minefields, evading soldiers and killer dogs, ultimately finding a new home in the lucky country. Chromy has been a long standing principal in the Tasmanian food and wine industry, he established Tasmania's leading brands, including Bay of Fires, Jansz, Heemskerk and Tamar Ridge. At 76 years young, he launched his namesake label, planting one of the apple isle's most stately vineyards and gazetting Tasmania's most compellingly stylish range of wines. Chromy's sensational vintages are as conspicuous for the uniqueness of their character as they are for their.. Tasty treats from the apple isle»
It was a matrimony between an American biochemist and the founder of Margaret River Devils Lair, that set the scene for one of the nation's most illustrious estates. A member of the Top 1OO Wineries of World, Giant Steps were established 1997, with a view to assembling an elite range of limited release Yarra Valley vintages. Crafted from the fruit of superior sites, some yielding just a few hundred cases each year, these are exclusive editions from bespoke parcels of elite terroir, bearing the curiously cryptic monikers of precious blocks of vine, Gruyere Farm, Applejack and Wombat Creek. Fashioned for aficianados of the euro style, defined by their winsome.. Big wines from little vineyards»
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Kalleske Clarrys Grenache Shiraz Mataro CONFIRM VINTAGE

Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre Barossa South Australia
An assemblage of old vines Grenache and Shiraz with a smaller portion of Mataro, grown to the Kalleske's organic farm. Named after Troy Kalleske's ninety year old grandfather Clarence, who farmed the vineyards from the late 1920s until his retirement in the 1990s. Clarry was the fourth generation to tend vines on the family farm, established by his great grandparents who migrated from Prussia aboard the Prince George in 1838. Many years were spent by Clarry pruning, hand picking and nurturing the Kalleske vineyards.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$251.00
Clarry's is a 100% Organic wine as certified by Australian Certified Organic, grown, vintaged and matured on the Kalleske estate at Greenock. The Grenache is from vines dating back to the 1940s, Mataro and Shiraz and Mataro are sourced from a number of blocks, characterised by shallow, sandy loam over superb deep red clay and limestone, providing ideal conditions for viticulture. All components are vinified separately in open top fermenters and pumped over by hand twice daily. After a week or two on skins, ferments are treated to a traditional pressing. To preserve the superb fresh fruit flavours of Grenache, Mataro and Shiraz, components are aged exclusively in very old oak hogsheads for a few short months.
Bright red purple colour. Lifted aromatics of bright red fruit, crushed raspberry, cherry perfume, white pepper spice and rose florals. The medium bodied palate is bursting with fresh juicy red fruits, rhubarb, raspberry and black cherry. Natural chalky tannins add backbone and structure. Maturation in seasoned oak adds complexity while respecting the purity of fruit, lingering finish, an opulent fruit driven wine.
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