Kalleske 2004 Clarry's Barossa White



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Winery/Brand: Kalleske


The wine is brilliant straw in colour with green tints. The nose is alive with uplifting tropical fruit aromas combined with freshly cut rockmelon. On the palate, these fresh tropical characters are combined with lively grapefruit citrus and a wonderful acid balance with moderately crisp lingering finish. A refreshing, vibrant and intensely fruity wine, best enjoyed while young and fresh.



The Story

Clarry’s Barossa White is named in honour of winemaker, Troy Kalleske’s, eighty six year old Grandfather, Clarence “Clarry” Kalleske, who farmed the Kalleske vineyards from the late 1920s until his retirement in the 1990s. Clarry was the fourth generation member to tend the vines on the Kalleske family farm, established by his great grandparents who migrated from Prussia to South Australia in 1838 aboard the Prince George. Many years were spent by Clarry pruning, hand-picking and nurturing the vineyards that make up the blend. Clarry’s Barossa White is a blend from two vineyards, Semillon and Chenin Blanc, both growing along the banks of the Greenock Creek on the Kalleske farm. The soil of both vineyards is shallow sand with clay subsoil. Following the cool night harvesting of the Chenin Blanc and morning hand-picking of the Semillon, the grapes are crushed, pressed and the juice immediately cooled to retain the fresh fruit vibrancy. The juice is cold settled for forty-eight hours followed by a cool fermentation with light grape solids incorporated for added complexity. The wine is bottled shortly after fermentation to fully capture the freshness of the grapes and is sealed with a screw cap to retain maximum vibrancy.

Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator, June 15 2005
Very good: a wine with special qualities… 85 points.”

The Specs

RegionBarossa, SA
GrapesChenin Blanc
PackagingGlass Bottle