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.
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 which is the hallmark of Clarry. Harmonious, completed by a lingering finish, an opulent fruit driven wine.