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2016 Kalleske Moppa Barossa Shiraz

2016 Kalleske Moppa Barossa Shiraz

Biodynamic
95 Points James Suckling
2016 Kalleske Moppa Barossa Shiraz
95 Points James Suckling

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Perfumed black fruits and flowers, this is deeply satisfying old vine Barossa Shiraz, with a touch of Petit Verdot and Viognier adding colour and dark/floral nuances. Kalleske's story began in 1853 with the Moppa vineyard, where sandy loam over red clay allow vines to thrive in Barossa's heat. The conditions in 2016 were spectacular, so expect finesse but heaps of power and pleasure. Hedonistic yet artisan and organic, at this price the Moppa is stunning wine to decant soon or cellar.

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$39.99 in mixed 6+ or $44.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Shiraz, Petit Verdot, Viognier

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

94-95/100 James Suckling
Winemaker's notes on 2016 vintage

"Moppa Shiraz is named after the small district of Moppa, just North of Greenock, where the Kalleske farm and vineyard was established in 1853. Sourced entirely from our Kalleske Moppa vineyard, a trace of Viognier and Petit Verdot has been added to this Shiraz giving it a contemporary edge. The palate is rich and flavoursome. The tannin profile is superb, fine grained but fleshy adding texture and definition. Well structured, this is a complex and well balanced wine with fruit at the fore but background oak in support. Generous in flavour, it's completed by a very lengthy finish. Moppa is an expressive Shiraz that can be enjoyed now or will cellar well in the medium to long term."

94/100 James Halliday's Australian Wine Companion (2014 vintage)

The wine contains some co-fermented viognier (5%) and back-blended petit verdot (10%); wild open ferment, hand pump overs, 7-12 days on skins, matured in a cocktail of French, American and Hungarian oak (25% new) for 14 months. Dense purple-crimson, it launches an Exocet missile of the blackest of black fruits, dark chocolate and strong tannins. Drink by 2034."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Shiraz / Syrah

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Barossa

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    14.50%

This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with GAME
with LAMB

Taste

4

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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