2016 Kalleske Barossa Dodger Tempranillo

2016 Kalleske Barossa Dodger Tempranillo

92 Points Richard Caro
2016 Kalleske Barossa Dodger Tempranillo
92 Points Richard Caro

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A beautiful Tempranillo from the hot Barossa. This Spanish grape is the most recent on Kalleske's ancient, biodynamically managed vineyards. A pure expression, it offers juicy red and black fruits with tobacco and earthy spice. Fine ripe tannins and fresh acidity make this approachable young, or suitable for a bit of a lie-down. A rare variety from the Barossa -- quality stuff from Kalleske.

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$35.99 in mixed 6+ or $39.99 per bottle




Its Origins

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 region's 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 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 biodynamic/organic.

What The Critics Say

Winemaker notes on 2016 vintage

"Dodger Tempranillo 2016 is medium-red in colour. The aroma displays curious complexity with both sweet and savoury nuances evident. There is strawberry, almonds, tobacco, liqueur cherries, spice, blackcurrant and a hint of earth. These sweet and savoury characters continue to the medium bodied palate. The natural tannins are prominent, but finely integrated adding structure and definition. The wild fruit flavours intrigue throughout unburdened by oak. The wine is well structured and poised with bright acidity. A lingering finish completes a varietally true Tempranillo. Dodger can be enjoyed now or over the next eight years."

93/100 Halliday's Australian Wine Companion, Jane Faulkner (2015 vintage)

"A powerful, savoury-toned wine with smoked meats and charry nuances not oak though, fresh tobacco and dried herbs with a smidge of cherries and pips. Just the right amount of crunchy acidity to keep this lively."

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This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with BEEF
with GAME



Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.


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