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Kalleske Grenache Barossa Valley 2003

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The 2003 growing season began with a cool and relatively windy start. Summer was hot and generally dry. There was rain in late February which caused no serious problems but rather helped to freshen the vines and provide moisture to finish ripening. March was cool to mild and April was generally mild to warm with classic Autumn weather providing ideal ripening conditions. Tasting Notes The colour is dark, almost black with a purple rim. The wine jumps out on the nose with aromas of sweet spice, sandalwood, mint and exotic fruit. The palate is soft but extremely rich. The wine shows flavours of cinnamon, musk, ripe raspberry, black fruit and a touch of licquorice. It is supported by very velvety tannins and a solid structure. A very layered palate with a long finish. A superb wine of the same character as the excellent ’02.

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Color: Red
Varietal: Grenache
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Kalleske Wines Pty Ltd:
In South Australia's Barossa Valley, the Kalleske family have been farming and growing grapes since 1853 near the village of Greenock. They are one of the regions leading grape-growing families consistently growing some of the Barossa's best quality grapes. After six generations of growing grapes, winemaker and seventh generation family member, Troy Kalleske, together with his brother Tony, est... Read more
In South Australia's Barossa Valley, the Kalleske family have been farming and growing grapes since 1853 near the village of Greenock. They are one of the regions leading grape-growing families consistently growing some of the Barossa's best quality grapes. After six generations of growing grapes, winemaker and seventh generation family member, Troy Kalleske, together with his brother Tony, established the Kalleske winery and made the first ‘Kalleske’ wine. The winery is situated on the family estate where traditional winemaking techniques ensure the vineyard realises its full potential as wine. The vineyard is managed by Troy's and Tony’s parents, John and Lorraine, and brother, Kym. John has over forty years experience tending the vineyard.The 120 acre vineyard is planted to Shiraz, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillon, Chenin Blanc, Mataro, Petit Verdot, Durif, Viognier, Tempranillo and Zinfandel. Vines vary in age with the oldest remaining vineyard dating back to 1875 and an overall average vine age of about 50 years. The vineyard is low yielding with grapes grown organically and biodynamically and the winery is also certified organic. The Kalleske family are active practitioners of sustainable farming. They are caretakers of the land and not only want to maintain the environment but improve it for future generations. All Kalleske wines are estate grown and vinified with minimalist winemaking techniques used to fully capture the essence of the vineyard allowing genuine hand made estate wines to be produced. The range is a diverse mix of wines that showcases the splendid Kalleske grapes. Since the first wine release in 2004, Kalleske has rapidly gained a reputation for producing top-quality hand crafted wines. Kalleske are committed to continue making genuine estate grown wines of individuality and of vineyard and winemaking excellence. Wines from Kalleske have been seven generations in the making, but they are certainly worth the wait! Read less

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The 2003 growing season began with a cool and relatively windy start. Summer was hot and generally dry. There was rain in late February which caused no serious problems but rather helped to freshen the vines and provide moisture to finish ripening. March was cool to mild and April was generally mild to warm with classic Autumn weather providing ideal ripening conditions. Tasting Notes The colour is dark, almost black with a purple rim. The wine jumps out on the nose with aromas of sweet spice, sandalwood, mint and exotic fruit. The palate is soft but extremely rich. The wine shows flavours of cinnamon, musk, ripe raspberry, black fruit and a touch of licquorice. It is supported by very velvety tannins and a solid structure. A very layered palate with a long finish. A superb wine of the same character as the excellent ’02.

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