Lifted aromas of blackberry jam, jubes, clove spice, Christmas cake and a touch of choc-mint. The juicy palate is packed with succulent berry fruits with fine but structured tannins. There are subtle oak maturation nuances adding further complexity. Energetic, harmonious and truly varietal, this medium to full bodied wine is very drinkable. A must with sticky barbequed beef ribs.
Kalleske Fordson Zinfandel 2017
Grape Variety – Zinfandel;
Region – Barossa Valley South Australia;
Vintage – 2017;
Winery – Kalleske;
Profile – Blackberry jam, mid-full bodied, spiced, plush
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 and part of the selected few that were chosen to provide grapes for the world renowned Penfold’s Grange. Seventh generation brothers, Troy and Tony established the winery in 2002 which 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. 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 along with winning the award for best organic wine producer at the 2013 International Wine Challenge.
Accolades & Awards
93 Points – James Halliday’s Wine Companion.