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 barbecued beef ribs.
Kalleske Fordson Zinfandel 2016
Rich, juicy and totally drinkable.
Grape Variety – Zinfandel;
Region – Barossa Valley South Australia;
Vintage – 2016;
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. 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. More recently, the Kalleske’s were also awarded 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 Fordson Zinfandel typify their ability to handcraft incredible wines of depth and flavour.
Accolades & Awards
93 Points – James Halliday’s Wine Companion.