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Red Nectar Shiraz 2004

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Shiraz 2004 This limited release Shiraz has been crafted from fruit grown solely on the Red Nectar Estate at Stonewell in the Barossa Valley. Situated on the western side of the valley, boasting rich red clay subsoil, the vineyard produces fruit of exceptional quality. Dedication to detail and sustainable viticultural practices, are evident in this dynamic wine. Good wine encapsulates the integrity, skill and passion of both the wine grower and wine maker. Tammy Pfeiffer enlisted the talents of friend, cousin and winemaker, Troy Kalleske. Red Nectar now exists as an integration of this friendship and family viticultural tradition. Produced from small flavoursome berries, this classic Barossa Shiraz was fermented warm, in a small open top fermenter. After gentle basket pressing, fermentation was completed in barrel. A year’s maturation in American oak hogsheads has resulted in a complex, full-bodied Shiraz that with careful cellaring will age gracefully. Tasting Notes The wine displays a bright red/purple colour. On the nose there is lifted strawberry, almond, a touch of vanilla and spice. The palate greets you with extremely fine textured tannins and soft ripe berry fruit. Chocolate is also evident with a hint of almond. A classy wine of great balance, finesse and a lengthy finish. Wine Information Vintage 2004 Region Barossa Valley, Australia Vigneron Tammy Pfeiffer Winemaker Troy Kalleske Oak Treatment 12 months in hogsheads, 20% new American, 80% old American Alc/Vol 14.0% Yield 7.5 tonnes per hectare Production 285 cases Soil Type Red brown earth over red clay with a porous limestone layer, covering shaly base rock. Vintage Comments The growing season began with excellent winter rainfall; followed by a warm, wet spring. Summer was dry and began with a very hot December but followed by a cool January allowing for optimum colour production and flavour development. February was hot resulting in rising baumes. March provided perfect vintage conditions with daily temperatures in the mid to high 20s and cool nights. April was also ideal with mild weather and no rain.

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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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Shiraz 2004 This limited release Shiraz has been crafted from fruit grown solely on the Red Nectar Estate at Stonewell in the Barossa Valley. Situated on the western side of the valley, boasting rich red clay subsoil, the vineyard produces fruit of exceptional quality. Dedication to detail and sustainable viticultural practices, are evident in this dynamic wine. Good wine encapsulates the integrity, skill and passion of both the wine grower and wine maker. Tammy Pfeiffer enlisted the talents of friend, cousin and winemaker, Troy Kalleske. Red Nectar now exists as an integration of this friendship and family viticultural tradition. Produced from small flavoursome berries, this classic Barossa Shiraz was fermented warm, in a small open top fermenter. After gentle basket pressing, fermentation was completed in barrel. A year’s maturation in American oak hogsheads has resulted in a complex, full-bodied Shiraz that with careful cellaring will age gracefully. Tasting Notes The wine displays a bright red/purple colour. On the nose there is lifted strawberry, almond, a touch of vanilla and spice. The palate greets you with extremely fine textured tannins and soft ripe berry fruit. Chocolate is also evident with a hint of almond. A classy wine of great balance, finesse and a lengthy finish. Wine Information Vintage 2004 Region Barossa Valley, Australia Vigneron Tammy Pfeiffer Winemaker Troy Kalleske Oak Treatment 12 months in hogsheads, 20% new American, 80% old American Alc/Vol 14.0% Yield 7.5 tonnes per hectare Production 285 cases Soil Type Red brown earth over red clay with a porous limestone layer, covering shaly base rock. Vintage Comments The growing season began with excellent winter rainfall; followed by a warm, wet spring. Summer was dry and began with a very hot December but followed by a cool January allowing for optimum colour production and flavour development. February was hot resulting in rising baumes. March provided perfect vintage conditions with daily temperatures in the mid to high 20s and cool nights. April was also ideal with mild weather and no rain.

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