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2007 Kalleske Moppa Shiraz

Barossa Valley, South Australia, AUSTRALIA
$24. 99
$299.88 Dozen
Cellar: 3 - 4 Years (2011-2012)
ABV: 14.5%
Closure: Screw Cap

This wine has been named after the small district of Moppa, just north of Greenock in the Barossa Valley where the original farm and vineyard were established in 1853. The Kalleske family have been growing grapes in the Barossa Valley for six generations, however, it was the seventh generation family members that made the first wines. Brothers Troy and Tony produce outstanding wines from 120 acres of vineyard, whose average vine age is 50 years, with the oldest vines dating back to 1875. The Shiraz was harvested in numerous batches from the 5th to the 15th of March and co-fermented with a small quantity of Viognier. Trace amounts of Petit Verdot were also included. The wine spent 7-12 days on skins after which time it was pressed and aged for 18 months in 25% new and the remainder older American, French and Hungarian hogsheads.

Opaque black crimson colour with black crimson hue. Perfumed nose with violet top note, followed by blackberry and spice. The palate delivers flavours of liquorice, plum, spice and vanilla over a blackberry back palate. Excellent weight – quite voluptuous texture. Fine grained tannins. Aftertaste of liquorice, spice and plum.
Cellar 3-4 years (2011-2012)
Alc/Vol: 14.5%