A twist on Orange wines. Extremely aromatic, it bursts alive with invitingly funky smells of ginger, marmalade, jasmine blossom,
Kalleske Plenarius Viognier 2021
Orange wine without the real funk. Amazing texture!
Grape Variety – Viognier;
Region – Barossa Valley South Australia;
Vintage – 2021;
Winery – Kalleske;
Profile – Honeyed, apricots, mid bodied, spiced, textural
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. Kalleske Plenarius Viognier is a unique example of a new era in Kalleske winemaking. A wine that is unfined, unfiltered and has no added preservatives. An intriguing example of Orange wine with extended time on skins. A step in to the natural wine genre.
Accolades & Awards
Trophy – Sydney International Wine Show;
4.5 stars – Winestate