Kalleske Greenock Shiraz 2011 CONFIRM 2011 VINTAGE

Shiraz Barossa South Australia
Greenock Shiraz is a single vineyard wine, sourced off an elite, low yielding block, managed by the sixth and seventh generations of the Kalleske family. The original Greenock plantings were sourced as cuttings off an ancient estate parcel established in the late 1800s. A deluxe edition of Barossa Shiraz, built around a solid backbone of fruit, for a powerful wine of remarkable intensity, perfumed dark roses and licorice, cocoa and tobacco leaf, all lingering on a length of ripe and juicy, super fine tannins.
The Kalleske family are amongst the Barossa's most peer respected growers. Vines on the Kalleske Greenock block are grown to shallow sandy loam over superb deep red clay, soils which are ideal for Shiraz. Grapes are picked through separate passes among the vines over the course of several days. Bunches are destemmed into open top fermenters for a warm vinification and a regimen of hand pumpovers, twice daily for eight days. After pressing off skins, batches are filled to a selection of seasoned and new French and American oak hogsheads, for completion of primary ferments and natural malolactic, followed by eighteen maturation months on lees prior to bottling without fining or filtration.
Deep red black colour. Red rose perfumes, cherry and cinnamon spice, olives, blackberry and fruit cake. A full bodied palate delivers red and black fruits, complimented by some rustic earthiness and pepper spice, as well as subtle background oak. Tannins are mineraly but beautifully integrated adding depth and firm structure. Well balanced, harmonious, finishing with lingering purity of fruit.
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