Grenache Barossa South Australia
A true hand made wine, crafted in the old world style, fashioned from old bush vines fruit, picked off a single site established 1935, the oldest Grenache plantings on the Kalleske farm. An intense, rich and robust old vines Grenache brimming with stunning perfumes, exotic fruit flavours and highly layered palate, harmoniously balanced upon a solid structure of luxurious oak and well ripened tannins, vintaged and matured under the Kalleske cellars at Greenock in the Barossa.
Grapes are selectively hand picked off precious dry grown old vines, planted to shallow sands over light clay sub soils. The old vines deliver harvests of Shiraz grapes endowed by excellent natural acidity, customary acid additions are never required. Grapes are destemmed into traditional open top fermenters and vinified for a fortnight on skins through the action of native yeasts at warm temperatures up to 32C. Gentle hand pumpovers are carried out twice daily for optimal flavour and colour extraction. Upon completion, batches are painstakingly basket pressed and filled to a selection of new and seasoned French and American oak hogsheads for eighteen months prior to bottling.
Dark crimson colour. Powerful nose of turkish delights and exotic spice, clove and black fruits, rose petal, licorice and a touch of dark chocolate mint. Solid, full bodied palate with a litany of fleshy dark fruit flavours. Light dusty tannins contribute structure and mouthfeel. Layers of flavour and texture, a complex wine with super long finish.