Kalleske 2010 Clarry's Grenache Shiraz Mataro
Clarry’s is dark black-purple in colour. It has very lifted, perfumed and attractive aromatics of fruit cake, raspberry, violets, dark cherries and clove spice. The palate; is very juicy and packed with dense flavours of bright fruits. It-is very harmonious and well structured with the fruit purity supported by natural chalky tannins and al; chewy texture. The wine is complex with enough power but under control giving go balance. It is a mouth filling wine that is completed by a very lengthy finish. An approachable, fruit-driven and opulent wine that is best enjoyed over the next 5 years
Vineyard: The 2010 Clarry’s is a blend of Grenache, Shiraz, and Mataro, with all grapes from the Kalleske's organic farm. The Grenache is from low-yielding sandy soils from vines dating back to the 1940s, while the Shiraz and Mataro are sourced from a number of select blocks on the Kalleske estate with soil generally consisting of shallow, sandy loam over superb deep red clay and limestone, providing ideal conditions for these vines.
Growing Season:2010 was an outstanding vintage - one of the best of the decade. It was a steady vintage with ideal warm Autumn days and cool nights. Fruit ripened perfectly, was picked at optimum time and brilliant wine has resulted. Truly a standout vintage. However, due to a brief heat period in November 2009 when Grenache was flowering, there was lower set in Grenache and yields were significantly down. Hence the 2010 Clarry’s has a smaller Grenache component than usual.
Winemaking: The Grenache blocks were harvested in the last week of March, the Mataro in the first week of April and the Shiraz blocks were picked over a four week period from A late February to late March. All varieties were fermented separately in open top fermenters with hand pumpovers twice a day during fermentation. After seven to fourteen days on skins the fermented grapes were traditionally pressed. To preserve the superb fresh fruit flavours of the Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro, wines were only It aged in very old oak hogsheads and only for a limited time of eight months. On completion of maturation, components were blended for balanced flavour, texture and complexity. The wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered.