Barossa South Australia
A lovely little botryris affected expression of Barossa Valley, delicate and delicious, with a fine assortment of fruit tray flavours and alluring aromatics. A wonderful dessert wine that's perfect with Panna Cotta and a delight with your favourite cheese. The palate may be rich, but it's well with a perfect tang of juicy acidity, everything in balance. A good drying citrus finish, a sound and satisfying dessert wine.
Kellermeister excel at all things in dessert wine. It is a challenge for winemakers to capture the ambrosia of botrytised fruit, an event that is almost exclusively controlled by the vagaries at vintage. But Ralph and Val Jones are at an advantage, handcrafting wines in their boutique winery nestled in the hills of the beautiful Barossa Valley for a very long time now. It all began in the late 1970s as Ralph and Val sat with gum boots on, ankle deep in water, labouring tirelessly into the late evenings together. Over many cold winter's nights, in a small tin shed perched above the valley floor, they laboured - kept warm only by the glow of the love they shared and the fire that was their dream for Kellermeister.
Light amber, straw gold. A fresh, clean nose with expressions of dried fruits, marmalade, lime and lemon citrus rinds, toasty vanilla and cashew, rancio and white chocolate. The palate is crisp and flavoursome with rich concentrated fruit and honeyed characters, roman nougat and dried fruit, Botrytised characters yes, but not an overly sweet or cloying wine, it's more reminiscent of a dried apricot, peach and pear ice cream.