Kalleske Greenock Shiraz 2010
Greenock Shiraz 2010 is dark purple-black in colour. The bouquet is extremely vibrant with aromas of dark roses, Christmas cake, black cherry, roast almond, cocoa, sweet tobacco and a touch of savoury spice. The palate is full-bodied and very generous. Vibrant dark fruits and subtle barrel nuances fill the palate. Tannins are fine, stylish and well integrated adding structure. The wine is very harmonious with bountiful flavour combined with refinement and class. The wine finishes with beautiful pure fruit intensity that lingers for a long time. Greenock is a complex and opulent Barossa Shiraz that will reward careful cellaring.
Vineyard: Kalleske Greenock Shiraz is sourced from a single vineyard, located on the Western edge of the Greenock Creek in the Northern Barossa Valley. The vineyard consists of shallow, sandy loam soil over superb deep red clay and limestone, providing ideal conditions for Shiraz vines.
Winemaking: The grapes were picked in separate batches over a period of 8 days from March 12th to March 19th. All grapes come from the same individual vineyard, the “Greenock” block. After picking, the grapes were destemmed into open top fermenters. Each batch was fermented warm with hand pump-overs twice a day for an average ferment time of 10 days prior to pressing. After pressing off skins the wines were filled to a mix of 30% new and the balance used American and French oak hogsheads. The wines completed primary fermentation and underwent natural malolactic fermentation in barrel. The wine was matured in barrel for eighteen months prior to bottling without fining or filtration.
“Deep, dark purple-crimson; a wine literally dripping a stream of flavours, each succeeding the other until the round robin starts again; licorice, oriental spice black fruits, mocha and much else is to be found on the bouquet and medium- to full-bodied palate; has outstanding length, augmented by savoury tannins on the finish”.
James Halliday, Wine Companion Magazine, April/May 2012