There were three different types of barrels used based on the biodynamic/lunar cycles. Flower barrel – lifted florals, cloves and annise with full bodied juicy red fruit and super fine tannins; Fruit barrel – complex and powerful with chocolate and ripe plum aromas. Thick ripe fruit paired with rich oak and balanced with solid tannins; Root barrel – Notes of vanilla and toast frame the stewed plum and dark fruit aromas. Dry toasty oak overlays the fullbodied dark fruit and grippy tannins give it a savoury quality.
Kalleske Biodynamic Barrel 3 Pack
Biodynamics at the limit: 3 barrels/3 Shiraz
Grape Variety – Shiraz;
Region – Barossa Valley South Australia;
Vintage – 2015;
Winery – Kalleske;
Profile – red berry to black berry, full bodied, spiced, oaked
In South Australia’s Barossa Valley, the Kalleske family have been farming and growing grapes since 1853 near the village of Greenock. Due to this depth of experience, they are one of the region’s leading grape growing families. The quality of these grapes results in the Kalleske’s being part of the select few that are chosen to provide grapes for the world renowned Penfold’s Grange.
Seventh generation brothers, Troy and Tony established the winery in 2002. This winery is now certified as an organic and biodynamic producer. They are caretakers of the land and not only want to maintain the environment but improve it for future generations. As a result of this philosophy they have been awarded best organic wine producer at the 2013 International Wine Challenge. It is therefore no surprise that more recently, the Kalleske’s received the award for best organic producer in Australia.
Since the first wine release in 2004, Kalleske has rapidly gained a reputation for producing top-quality hand crafted wines. So much so that Kalleske winery has received accolades from James Halliday in 2014 as best producer in Barossa. They have also maintained a 5 star rating with Halliday’s Wine Companion since 2013. Wines such as the Kalleske Biodynamic barrel Shiraz typify their ability to handcraft incredible wines of depth and flavour. It also shows their ability to push the boundaries of organic and biodynamic production