Kalleske Moppa Shiraz 2020

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

2020 Moppa Shiraz is deep purple-black in colour.

The aromatics are instantly uplifting and beguiling.  Quite a spectrum including blueberry, plum, musk, cinnamon spice, flower garden, malt, black liquorice and a hint of oak.

The full-bodied palate is equally interesting.  Well poised with innate balance of muscularity and elegance.

Michelle says The Kalleske Moppa Shiraz is a standout Barossa Shiraz by any standards. The Kalleske wines just get better with each vintage. This wine will impress and price-wise it is great value, comparing easily with $35+ bottles. Oh and it's biodynamic.

$26.62 in a straight case of 12

$26.69 in any 12

$28.19 in any 6

$29.99 each

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Kalleske Moppa Shiraz 2020 

2020 Moppa Shiraz is deep purple-black in colour.

The aromatics are instantly uplifting and beguiling.  Quite a spectrum including blueberry, plum, musk, cinnamon spice, flower garden, malt, black liquorice and a hint of oak.

The full-bodied palate is equally interesting.  Well poised with innate balance of muscularity and elegance.  There is an expanse of red, blue and black fruits set with a fine but notable profile of natural tannin adding structure and a graceful oak presence giving further depth and complexity.  The finish is long and completes a polished wine.  Moppa 2019 is an expressive Shiraz that can be enjoyed now or will cellar well in the medium to long term.


In 1853 our Kalleske farm and vineyard was established at Moppa, a small sub-district of Greenock in the Barossa’s North-West.  The Moppa district was a flourishing settlement of pioneering farming families and gold miners.  There were few schools in the region, so local parents established the Moppa Public School in 1873 to give their children a formal education.  Located on our Kalleske property, generations of the Kalleske family attended this school until its closure in 1935.  Sourced entirely from our Kalleske Moppa vineyard, a trace of Petit Verdot and Viognier has been added to this Shiraz giving it a contemporary edge.  This is a genuine hand made wine that’s been grown, vintaged and matured on our Kalleske estate at Greenock in the North-Western Barossa.

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.


Moppa is predominantly Shiraz with a trace of Petit Verdot (8%) and Viognier (3%) blended in for added complexity.  Grapes are from ten different blocks on the Kalleske’s organic farm, with the oldest of these blocks planted in 1961.  The vines are low-yielding and are grown in shallow, sandy loam soil over superb deep red clay, providing ideal conditions for these varieties.


The Shiraz was harvested in numerous batches from February 27th to March 17th.  One lot of Shiraz was co-fermented on the skins of Viognier which had been harvested on February 27th. The Petit Verdot is a late ripener and was harvested on March 31st.  All batches were wild fermented in open top fermenters with hand pumpovers twice a day during fermentation.  After 7 to 14 days on skins the fermented grapes were traditionally pressed.  The wine was aged in hogshead barrels for thirteen months.  Approximately 25% new French, American and Hungarian oak was used with the balance seasoned barrels.   On completion of maturation, a portion of Petit Verdot and Shiraz/Viognier was blended for added complexity.

(SKU: KA_MOP_20)

Wine Type Red
Vintage 2020
Alcohol % 14.5
Grapes Shiraz
Region Barossa, SA
Volume 750mL
Packaging Glass Bottle
Closure Screwcap
Country of Origin Australia
Vegan Suitable Yes
Certified Biodynamic Yes
Certified Organic Yes


Gold Medal | 95 Points

Marananga Wine Show, August 2019

92 Points

"Includes Petit Verdot (9%) and Viognier (2%). It’s a charming rendition of Barossa Shiraz offering perfume, red and black fruit, and nutty nougat oak in support. Juicy and saline, fine grained tannin, plenty of flavour and plushness to fruit, even weight and a finish that’s pretty good, but falls short of the expectation that’s set by that which comes before it. That being said, I think it will settle and grow with a few more years on it."

Campbell Mattinson, Winefront, October 2019

92 Points

"Opaque, dark cherry-red colour. Vibrant aromatics - ripe raspberries and plums - red raisins too. Oak is raw though subdued. Dark chocolate and cherries on the palate, with crunchy red berries and a hint of caramel. It’s modern and fruit-driven. Freshness comes in the form of bright acidity. Built for mid-term enjoyment" Nick Butler, The Real Review, October 2019 "A sensational wine which has just a smidge of Viognier and a splash of Petit Verdot included so as to add a little extra dimension to the magnificent Shiraz that this wine is. Deep, bright purple in colour with a delightful bouquet of red berries and a hint of forest floor. A gorgeous BIG mouthful of flavours, with tight but not OTT tannins making it a divine, hugely drinkable, young, Barossa Shiraz "

Dan Traucki, Wine Assist, September 2019

92 Points

Barossa Wine Show, September 2019


Master Medal 

2018 Global Syrah Masters, November 2018

93 Points

“Gorgeous wine that shows strong DNA of the Barossa in riper, dark berry fruits, choc-liquorice ‘sweetness’, licks of briary/brambly green elements and savouriness. All of this is rolled seductively into slippery, gentle lush palate. Warmth, generosity and balance hand-in-hand.”

Mike Bennie, WBM, January/February 2019

95 Points

“Intensely aromatic with notes of ripe red cherry, candy floss, musk and rose. The palate is bursting with fleshy, ripe, sweet-fruit flavours with accents of chocolate and vanilla. The tannins are ripe and perfectly integrated. It is a luscious red wine with immense softness, intensity and brightness which will delight lovers of full-bodied, full-fruited shiraz. Great value too!”

Toni Paterson, The Real Review, September 2018

90 Points

“Deep red/purple colour with a chaffy, humus-like bouquet, which may reflect some whole-bunch. The palate is dense and extracted, slightly bitter, with a touch of astringency. It’s a powerful, super-ripe style which borders on overripe, but compensates with massive flavour. Abundant tannins back it up with structure. A biggie!”

Huon Hooke, The Real Review, September 2018

“Deep purpley colour, aromas of blackcurrants, herbs a faint whiff of violets. Huge on the palate with masses of black fruit and a dollop of oak to balance out the pungent fruit and tight tannins to round of this BIG wine. Will become a SUPERSTAR in time.”

Dan Traucki, Wine Assist, July 2018

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