Kalleske Zeitgeist Shiraz 2023

  • Vegan Suitable
  • No Added Preservative
  • Certified Biodynamic
  • Certified Organic
  • Winery
  • Region
    Barossa, SA
  • Grapes

Intense dark purple. Perfumed aromatics. Bright primary fruits. Plum, violet florals, crushed blackberry. Milk chocolate, clove spice. Full flavoured, energetic, pure fruits. Juicy + round softness, lightly creamy texture, finely structured natural tannins. Extremely alluring. lengthy, expressive, radiant finish. Strikingly complex. Primal characters. Capturing the spirit & character of the vintage. Unoaked.

$28.71 in a straight case of 12

$29.43 in any 12

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$32.70 each

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Tasting notes for Kalleske Zeitgeist Shiraz 2023 from the Winery

2023 Zeitgeist Shiraz is deep inky purple in colour. It has vivid aromatics of fresh ripe grapes, plum jam, VP, clove spice, raisins, violets, and liquorice. It’s bright, primal, and attractive with intense dark fruits. These black and blue fruits, including blackcurrant, plum and blueberry, are in full force on the richly flavoured full-bodied palate. There is also pepper and spice, accurately reflecting the vintage. Tannins are lightly grippy adding to the pleasant structure and continuing to give a long dry finish. With its lashings of fruit and radiant purity, Zeitgeist is best enjoyed now with its primal characters.

Growing Season

Vintage 2023 has produced exceptional wines.  It was the longest and latest on record, stretching from mid-March to early-May.  The vines got off to a superb start with a wet and cool Spring providing plenty of sub-soil moisture for the growing season ahead.  Summer brought typically average temperatures and was generally dry with occasional finite rain.  The vines were in fantastic condition for slow and steady ripening into Autumn with its mild days, cool nights, and isolated light rain.  Yields from 2023 are good and quality is excellent.


The Kalleske vineyard is a diverse mix of 120 acres of vines spread over the 500 acre farm.  Shiraz dominates the plantings and multiple Shiraz blocks spanning from 1905 to 1998 were blended to make this wine.  Shiraz from these blocks will go into the usual Kalleske Eduard, Greenock, Moppa and Clarry’s wines.  All Shiraz vines are low yielding and soils are typically shallow sand with excellent clay subsoil.


The Shiraz blocks were harvested over numerous weeks from April 3rd through to May 4th. Each batch was separately destemmed into an open top fermenter where it was native yeast fermented for 7-12 days on skins with hand pump-overs employed twice daily. The musts were pressed and a portion of each lot was set aside in stainless tank to create this Zeitgeist blend. Following natural malolactic fermentation and settling, the young wine was bottled forthwith, without sulphur dioxide, to capture the vibrancy and primacy of the vintage.

Technical Details
Alcohol: 14.5%
Region: Greenock, SA
Wild fermented on skins for 10-12 days
Vegan Friendly
No added sulphites



Wine Type Red
Vintage 2023
Grapes Shiraz
Region Barossa, SA
Volume 750mL
Packaging Glass Bottle
Closure Screwcap
Country of Origin Australia
Alcohol % 14.5
Calories from alcohol per 100mL 81
Sugar Level Dry [0-4 g/L]
Sugar (g) per 100mL less than 1
Calories from sugar per 100mL 0
Total Calories per 100mL 81
Wild Yeast Fermentation Yes
Natural Wine Yes
Vegan Suitable Yes
No Added Preservative Yes
Certified Biodynamic Yes
Certified Organic Yes
Free Sulphur Dioxide mg/L 5
Total Sulphur Dioxide mg/L 6

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