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.
WINEMAKING The grapes were picked in separate batches from March 5th to March 14th. All grapes come from the same individual vineyard, the Greenock block. After picking, the grapes were destemmed into open top fermenters. Each batch was fermented warm with hand pumpovers twice a day for 8 days on skins prior to pressing. After pressing off skins the wines were filled to a mix of 30% new and the balance used American and French oak hogsheads. The wines completed primary fermentation and underwent natural malolactic fermentation in barrel. The wine was matured in barrel for eighteen months prior to bottling.
TASTING NOTES Greenock Shiraz 2014 is opaque purple-black in colour. Very aromatic and inviting, the bouquet displays a complexity of characters including ripe black plum, licorice, toast, baked herbs cocoa and cassis. The rich, full-bodied palate shows immense concentration with plenty of energy. Dark fruits dominate with toasty oak in support. The natural tannins are lightly grippy but very fine adding structure to support the powerful fruit. With layers of complexity this is a very pure but sophisticated wine of great equilibrium that is completed by a solid lingering finish. Greenock is a complex Barossa Shiraz that has a long cellaring future.