Kalleske Greenock Shiraz 2020

  • Vegan Suitable
  • Certified Biodynamic
  • Certified Organic
  • Winery
  • Region
    Barossa, SA
  • Grapes
    Shiraz

The palate of this wine is immense, richly flavoured and full-bodied. Pristine black fruits weave throughout, combined with classy barrel maturation and natural tannins giving a robust structure this is truly a well-balanced and complete wine.

The aroma is powerful, instantly desirable, bright and engaging with dark plum, perfumed violets, black liquorice, clove spice, Christmas cake and toasty mocha oak.     

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Tasting Notes for Kalleske Greenock Shiraz 2020 from the Winery

Greenock Shiraz 2020 is deep black in colour with a purple rim.

The aroma is powerful, instantly desirable, bright and engaging with dark plum, perfumed violets, black liquorice, clove spice, Christmas cake and toasty mocha oak.     

The palate is immense, richly flavoured and full-bodied. Pristine black fruits weave throughout, combined with classy barrel maturation and natural tannins giving a robust structure this is truly a well-balanced and complete wine. Generous and pure with a vast finish, this is a powerful, polished wine of the highest calibre. Greenock is a complex, refined and classy Barossa Shiraz that has a long cellaring future

Greenock Shiraz

Greenock Shiraz is a single vineyard wine produced from low yielding Shiraz vines on the Kalleske estate at Greenock, in the North-Western Barossa Valley. Cuttings for these vines originate from a vineyard planted on the property in the late 1800s. Today, sixth and seventh generation family members meticulously tend the vines. Traditional winemaking and maturation in American and French oak hogsheads has ensured a complex, full-bodied Shiraz which will reward long term cellaring.  Greenock Shiraz is a true family estate wine – grown, vintaged and matured on the Kalleske estate.

Growing Season

Vintage 2020 has delivered wines of amazing quality. However, quantity is very limited, with it being one of the lowest grape yields ever in the Barossa at around 50% of average. Yields were dire due to a combination of early mild frost conditions, then a notably windy period (45% windier) around flowering leading to poor set (not many berries) followed by some hot days in November and an overall dry growing season (34% down). Notably, quality is of the highest echelon with rich colours and intense robust flavours.

Winemaking

The single vineyard “Greenock” block of grapes was harvested on March 17th.  After picking, the grapes were destemmed into open top fermenters. They were fermented warm with hand pump-overs twice a day for 13 days on skins prior to pressing.  After pressing off skins the wine was filled to a mix of 35% new and the balance used American and French oak hogsheads. The wine completed primary fermentation and underwent natural malolactic fermentation in barrel. The wine was matured in barrel for fourteen months prior to bottling. 

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. 

 

(SKU: KA_GNK_20)

Wine Type Red
Vintage 2020
Alcohol % 14.5
Grapes Shiraz
Region Barossa, SA
Volume 750mL
Packaging Glass Bottle
Country of Origin Australia
Vegan Suitable Yes
Certified Biodynamic Yes
Certified Organic Yes
Alcohol Level High [14% plus]
Vegetarian Suitable Yes

Previous Vintages

96 Points

Kalleske Greenock Shiraz 2019 Review

"Perforce is a word not oft used. A shame, as it is an elegant word that just by saying it, you understand its intent in expressing a necessity or even the inevitable. It might even mean a glass of Kalleske. Year in year out, the team team works tirelessly for us to enjoy the outcomes of their work in the vineyard and the winery. Tasting their eighteenth release of the Greenock Shiraz is an experience that leaves you thinking you, perforce, I need some more. The 2019 Kalleske Greenock Shiraz is from a single vineyard site in Greenock, a sub-district of the Barossa valley in South Australia. It is a deep and bright purple red which, perforce, is instantly appealing. The nose is youthfully tight and complex with an abundance of plums, dark berries, coffee beans, spices and a hint of nuts that, perforce, awakens the senses. The palate is vibrant with sweet black fruits and spices. The plums are glorious. The coffee is expressive and the dark chocolate mouth coating. Charcuterie is there too, interwoven with firm velvety tannins sustaining the flavours for an extended time. It is robust and elegant in one, perforce, you will desire a second glass

James Keneally, Wine Code Breaker #340, Unexpurgated Wine, September 2020

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