Alberts Block Shiraz

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VINTAGE: 2012

VARIETY: 100% Estate Grown Barossa Valley Shiraz

Alc: 12.5%

 

Named in honour of Suz’s Pop and Father, Carl Albert Kalleske and John Albert Kalleske.

 

Winemaking

Small batches of fruit was sourced from various blocks on the Jaensches Vineyard,  all parcels were fermented in open fermenters as whole berries. Hand plunged twice a day for a period of about 10 days and then left on skins for a further 2 weeks before getting pressed in the basket press. The wine was then left to go through malo in a combination of French and American oak and left on lees for 6 months to provide texture and mouthfeel in the finished wine. The wine was then racked and returned back to barrels were it was matured for a total of 18 months before being bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Tasting Notes:

This is a delicate and fresh wine with a fragrant nose with a hint of lightly toasted oak.  Soft and smooth with red fruits and dark cherries on the palate, fine tannins and a great acid structure give this mid-full bodied wine great balance.  A lovely drink and a superb partner to many dishes, I anticipate that over the next 6 years with careful cellaring it will gain even more complexity.

 

Scores:

2005- 94/100 James Halliday

2006- 94/100 James Halliday

2007-94/100 James Halliday

2009-94/100 James Halliday

2010-96/100 James Halliday

2012- 91/100 James Halliday

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