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Kalleske - Elenore Semillon 2020 Kalleske - Elenore Semillon 2020

Kalleske - Elenore Semillon 2020

Wonderfully complex and intriguing wine

Single Bottle:

$23.00
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Type:White

Varietal:Semillon

Unit Size:750ml

Alcohol Volume:13%

Region:Barossa Valley

Country:Australia

Tasting Notes

Elenore Semillon is pale straw in colour with a tinge of green. Aromatically it is expressly lifted displaying fresh-cut hay, lemon curd, passionfruit and a touch of nuttiness. The palate is medium-bodied with initial bursts of fresh juicy fruit including pear and melons. It then progresses to a touch of creaminess with subtle oak adding further complexity before transitioning to a fresh citrus finish that’s very lingering. It’s textural throughout giving a full-rounded mouthfeel with natural acid ensuring harmony. Elenore is a lavishly flavoured old vine Barossa Semillon that can be enjoyed now or over the next five to ten years.

Technical Info

Brand:Kalleske

Closure:Screw Cap

Organic Certification:SXC - 20019

Country of Origin:Australia

Serving Temperature:7-10°C

Drink By:2033

Wine Ageing:6 months in a trio of vessels: French barrels, concrete egg tank and stainless tank.

Winemaking Style:Traditional / low-intervention

Harvest:Vintage 2020 has delivered wines of amazing quality. The grapes were hand-harvested on February 26th.

Winemaking:The grapes were then pressed and the juice was briefly settled prior to racking to fermentation. The juice was entirely wild fermented with native yeast and portions of the ferment were undertaken in seasoned French oak hogsheads, concrete egg tank and stainless steel tank. Partial lees stirring was employed post-fermentation for added texture and complexity. After a period of maturation, the wine was blended and bottled.

Viticulture:Elenore is from a single vineyard of Semillon on the Kalleske property that was planted in 1980. The old vines are low-yielding and the soil is shallow sand with clay subsoil.

Food Pairing:Grilled Seafood, Sushi, Sashimi, Thai green curry, Chicken piccata, Grilled chicken with citrus glaze, Greek salad, Goat cheese and herb-stuffed chicken, Vietnamese fresh spring rolls, Asparagus risotto.

Reviews and Accolades

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

88

The Real Review - Stuart Knox

Light lemon-yellow hues, a hint of green showing into the rim. Key lime pie and pea shoots on the nose. Light to medium-bodied, lemon fruits sit with oak-influenced nut and pastry notes. Good flow, sits a little heavy through the middle but a line of phenolics does add some drive at the finish

Taste Profile

Light

Full Body

Dry

Sweet

Fruity

Savoury

Acidity

Kalleske

The Kalleske family, rooted in South Australia's Barossa Valley since 1853, is known for their exceptional grape-growing across seven generations. The journey began in 1853 when they founded their farm in Moppa, a sub-district of the Barossa Valley. Today, the property encompasses vineyards, livestock, a chaff mill, and a winery, maintained by the sixth and seventh generations. In 2002, brothers Troy and Tony Kalleske established the Kalleske winery to emphasize the potential of their vineyard through traditional winemaking. Their 120-acre estate, managed by John, Lorraine, and Kym Kalleske, features a variety of grapevines, some dating back to 1875, with an impressive average vine age of 50 years. The Kalleske estate has been proudly certified organic and biodynamic since 1998, demonstrating their unwavering dedication to organic practices in both their vineyard and winery.

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