The Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro grapes were harvested in numerous lots from early March to late April. Following fermentation for 7 to 10 days on skins in open top fermenters with hand pump-overs twice daily, the grapes were pressed and the wine was aged in hogshead barrels for a year. Only seasoned French and American barrels were used to preserve the bright fruit characters.
2018 Nietschke Harry GSM is bright red-purple in colour. The aromatics are super bright. It’s bursting with raspberry, red cherry, rose florals, cola, musk and a hint of mint. The palate is of medium body and intensely juicy. It oozes bright, luscious Grenache fruit. This is followed by depth from the muscular Shiraz and a welcome savoury aspect from the Mataro. The fresh red fruits are complimented with a lovely fine tannin frame. The length on this wine is significant, completing a beautifully balanced and engaging wine.
The Kalleske family have been growing grapes in the Barossa Valley since 1853 – they are known as one of the premier viticulture families in Australia, with seventh generation family members still active in the industry today. Situated near the village of Greenock in South Australia’s Barossa Valley, Kalleske occupies organic vineyard sites, growing premium fruit for their boutique range. The vineyards vary in age with oldest dating back to 1875 and the youngest being around 50 years old. Traditional winemaking techniques with biodynamically managed vineyards characterises the winemaking process. Winemaker Troy Kalleske focuses on expressing the unique characteristics of each individual vineyard site throught the range of Kalleske wines.