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Kalleske Johann Georg Shiraz - 2012
Johann Georg Shiraz is a single vineyard wine produced from the oldest vineyard on the Kalleske farm, planted in 1875, that produces very low yields from gnarly, dry grown vines. The wine is a tribute to Johann Georg Kalleske, the first Kalleske ancestor to migrate to Australia from Prussia in 1838. The old vine fruit is open-top fermented, basket pressed and matured in new and used French and American hogsheads for two years prior to bottling. A powerful, but elegant wine of great sophistication showing flavours of dark berries, cured meats and savoury spice. The full-bodied muscular palate is rich and dense with finely textured tannins and fleshy dark fruit. A generous finish completes this magnificent wine that will benefit from a decade or more in the cellar.

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Kalleske Eduard Shiraz - 2012
Eduard is sourced from three vineyard blocks on the Kalleske property that were planted between 1905 and 1960. Vines are dry grown and produce low yields. It is named after Karl Heinrich ‘Eduard’ Kalleske who worked the Kalleske vineyards from 1853 until the 1880s. The old vine Shiraz blocks are open-top fermented, traditionally pressed and matured in new and seasoned hogsheads for two years prior to bottling unfined and unfiltered. Eduard is an intense, powerful and full-bodied wine exhibiting dense classic Barossa old vine Shiraz characters. Inky black fruit flavours abound together with harmonized tannins, subtle oak complexity a sturdy structure and great length. Eduard is a sophisticated wine of the highest calibre and is worthy of cellaring for many years.

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Kalleske Old Vine Grenache - 2013
Old Vine Grenache is made from the oldest Grenache vineyard on the Kalleske farm, planted in 1935. The grapes are entirely dry-grown ensuring intensely flavoured fruit. Fermentation is warm in open-top fermenters with gentle hand pumpovers twice daily. After basket pressing the wine is matured in seasoned hogsheads prior to bottling. An intense, rich and robust Barossa Grenache with plenty of exotic flavours, a layered palate, harmonious balance and solid structure.

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Kalleske Greenock Shiraz - 2013
Kalleske Greenock Shiraz is a single vineyard wine sourced from a low yielding block consisting of shallow sandy loam over superb deep red clay providing ideal conditions for Shiraz vines. The wine is made in open-top fermenters and basket pressed and matured in hogsheads for up to two years before being bottled without fining or filtration. It is a powerful wine with intense flavours of dark rose, licorice, cocoa and sweet tobacco supported by fine ripe tannins. A wine with a strong backbone and a long finish that will cellar for a long time.

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Kalleske Merchant Cabernet Sauvignon - 2013
Merchant Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 is deep purple-red in colour. Aromatics jump from the glass indicating a classy, inviting and varietal Cabernet. There are characters of violet, blackcurrant, liquorice, cedar, clove and a hint of dark chocolate. The lively medium-full bodied palate is equally as inviting. Up-front fresh ripe fruit leads to subtle oak complexity balanced with a layered structure. The natural tannins are solid and prominent but integrated and will add great longevity. This wine is powerful but controlled resulting in great balance. The finish is extremely lengthy and completes a complex and sophisticated wine. Merchant is a classic Barossa Cabernet that can be equally enjoyed now or in a decade.

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Kalleske Merchant Cabernet Sauvignon
Kalleske Moppa Shiraz - 2013
Moppa Shiraz is named after the small district of Moppa, just North of Greenock, where the Kalleske farm and vineyard was established in 1853. Sourced entirely from our Kalleske Moppa vineyard, a trace of Viognier and Petit Verdot has been added to this Shiraz giving it a contemporary edge. It is dark red-purple in colour with aromas of perfume, chocolate, dried herb and a touch of pepper spice. The palate is stylish and juicy with supple but solid tannins adding good structure and pleasing chewiness to the wine. Complex, layered and lengthy, this discerning wine can be enjoyed now but will also cellar well.

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Kalleske Buckboard Durif - 2013
Buckboard Durif 2011 is dark purple-black. Emanating from the glass are the hallmark varietal aromas of violet, black cherry and spice as well as dark chocolate, cinnamon, licorice and rose florals. These enticing dark fruit flavours extend to the full-bodied palate. Whilst it was a cooler vintage, the wine is still big and powerful with rich and intense fruit. Barrel ferment characters compliment the concentrated fruit flavours. The wine is well structured with engaging natural tannins that are prominent but well integrated and provide a refreshing dry contrast to the luscious fruit. This is a bountiful wine of great power and complexity but importantly dominated by strong fruit purity. A generous lingering finish completes this wine. Buckboard is a compelling and seductive Barossa Durif that can be enjoyed now or over the next decade.

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Kalleske Fordson Zinfandel - 2013
Fordson Zinfandel 2013 is magenta-red in colour. Lifted fruit aromas of sour cherry, raspberry jam, perfume, clove spice and wild berries emanate from the glass of this very fragrant wine. The palate is juicy with prominent red and blue fruits. The fruit is complimented by subtle background barrel maturation characters. Tannins are mild but still energetic enough to add structure. A juicy lingering finish completes this medium bodied, harmonious and varietal wine. Approachable and fruit forward, Fordson Zinfandel can be enjoyed now or over the next 5 years.

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Kalleske Dodger Tempranillo - 2013
The Dodger Tempranillo is medium red purple in colour. The aroma displays interesting complexity with rich fruits of blackcurrant and cherry combined with herbs, clove and nutmeg spice, tobacco, violets and a hint of earth. The palate
is extremely alluring with a combination of sweet and savoury characters. It is medium-full bodied with fleshy fruit balanced by integrated chewy rustic tannins. The wine is well structured and very harmonious. A lingering savoury finish completes a varietally true and very flavoursome Tempranillo. Dodger can be enjoyed now or over the next eight years. Dodger Tempranillo is named after the vine ‘dodger’, a mechanical weeder that removes weeds from around the vines whilst dodging the vines themselves.

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Kalleske Clarry's GSM - 2014
Clarry’s is a blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro with old vine Grenache from the 1940s and 1960s. The wine is fermented in open-top fermenters and basket pressed. To preserve the superb fresh fruit flavours of the wine, it was only aged in very old oak hogsheads and only for a limited time of one year. Clarry’s is soft and fruit-driven with flavours of raspberry, perfume, clove and spice. It is mouthwatering with a muscular structure and great length.

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Kalleske Clarry's GSM
Kalleske Rosina Rose' - 2014
Rosina is vivid cherry red in colour. Lifted aromatics of crushed raspberry, spice, musk and floral rose perfume emanate from the glass. The palate is fresh and juicy with amazing vibrancy. There are crisp flavours of red berries, sweet herbs and strawberry. Restrained grape sweetness and refreshing but balanced acid are harmoniously complemented with a supple textural richness adding complexity. A generous lingering finish completes this delicious wine.

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Kalleske Florentine Chenin Blanc - 2014
Florentine is white-straw in colour. The nose is inviting with aromas of fresh apple, cut hay, honeysuckle, quince, and a hint of almond. The palate is medium-bodied with intense fresh fruit supported by subtle barrel fermentation characters. The wine is well structured with crisp acid balanced by a lightly creamy texture and hint of minerality. A fresh finish and persistent length completes this complex and classy wine. Florentine can be enjoyed now but will cellar gracefully.

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Kalleske Florentine Chenin Blanc
Kalleske JMK Shiraz VP - 2014
JMK Shiraz VP is vivid inky purple in colour. Inviting aromatics leap from the glass including macerated blackberries, anise, kirsch, marzipan, cassis, chocolate, raisins, musk and floral perfume. The full-bodied palate is rich and generous showing complex dark fruits balanced with a gently warming brandy spirit and controlled natural grape sweetness. Bright and intense in flavour, dense tannins add solid structure and definition. A vibrant fruit finish of incredible length completes this extremely well balanced fortified Shiraz. JMK is a harmonious, soft and opulent wine that can be enjoyed now whilst young and vibrant however the 2014 vintage will strongly reward patience in the cellar for decades to come.

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Kalleske JMK Shiraz VP
Kalleske Zeitgeist - 2014
100% certified biodynamic grapes. Kalleske shiraz grapes, multiple blocks. wild fermented on skins for 7-10 days. no maturation. early vintage bottled. naturally primal in colour, aroma and flavour. no added sulphites.

Zeitgeist Shiraz 2014 is amazingly vibrant in colour with intense dense purple and black. The aromatics are vivid and perfumed with plenty of bright primary fruits. There are characters of plum, violet, freshly crushed blackberries, dark cherry, a hint of licorice, musk and sweet spice. The palate is equally as bright and inviting. Rich red and black fruits engulf the palate with structure added by solid but naturally integrated tannins. The wine is full bodied and generous in flavour and weight. The finish is lengthy with radiant fruit offset by dry lingering tannins. An amazingly complex wine for the age, Zeitgeist is enjoyable now with its primal characters but is powered to cellar well for many years to come.

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Kalleske Plenarius - 2012
Ingredients: 100% certified biodynamic grapes. single vineyard Viognier grapes wild fermented on skins for 7 days. matured in hogsheads for 10 months. bottled unfined & unfiltered. naturally cloudy. naturally amber in colour. no added sulphites.

Cloudy scotch amber in colour. Extremely vivid and uplifting. Aromatics burst from the glass – flowers, fig, honey, mint, orange peel, musk, nuts and talc. Tremendously intriguing. Full flavoured with solid body. Texture is amazing – chewy and layered. Tannins are lightly present adding a subtle grip. Wine is soft and round but has balanced natural acid providing freshness. It is dry but with an oily roundness. Very lingering finish. Overall this is an enjoyable and enthralling wine. A complex mesh of aromas, flavours and textures providing a provocative and enchanting drink.

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