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Kalleske - Johann Georg Shiraz 2017

Super classic Barossa style that will charm your senses

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Kalleske - Johann Georg Shiraz 2017
Kalleske - Johann Georg Shiraz 2017
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Unit Size:750ml

Alcohol Volume:14.5%

Region:Barossa Valley


Tasting Notes

Johann Georg Shiraz is a single vineyard wine produced from an ancient vineyard on our Kalleske estate at Greenock, in the North-Western Barossa Valley. As this wine is from the oldest vineyard on our Kalleske farm, it is a fitting tribute to name the wine in honour of the first Kalleske to migrate to Australia. Johann Georg Kalleske migrated from Prussia to South Australia in 1838 aboard the Prince George. The rich and voluminous Shiraz is a classic Barossa style with dark berry and chocolate aromas and flavours, dense tannins and underlying elegant classy oak.

Technical Info


Closure:Screw Cap

Organic Certification:SXC - 20019

Country of Origin:Australia

Serving Temperature:18-20°C

Drink By:2033

Wine Ageing:50% in new and 50% in seasoned French and American oak hogsheads.

Winemaking Style:Traditional / low-intervention

Harvest:Vintage 2017 was stunning. The vines got off to a fantastic start with a wetter than average winter and mild spring. Yields from 2017 are good and quality is exceptional.

Winemaking:Traditional open-top vinification is followed by gentle basket-pressing and maturation in wood.

Viticulture:Low-yielding one-hectare vineyard block planted in 1875, producing very low yields of around one tonne per acre from old, gnarly, dry-grown vines. The soils are sandy with traces of quartz and ironstone over clay. The ‘ancestor vines’ (aged 125+ years) are hand-pruned and hand-harvested.

Food Pairing:Pepper-crusted steak, Lamb shanks in red wine sauce, Barbecue spare ribs, Beef stroganoff, Venison medallions with red berry sauce, Mushroom risotto, Blue cheese burger, Dark chocolate flourless cake, Charcuterie, Aged cheddar cheese.

Reviews and Accolades



Halliday Companion - James Halliday

This wine sits unchallenged at the head of the Kalleske shiraz tree. The grapes were treated with the care and attention they deserved in a small open fermenter for 12 days using a heading down screen that submerged the cap, pressed to French hogsheads (new and used) for 2 years. It's got a juicy, supple mouthfeel with an unexpected lightness and finesse.


The Real Review - Huon Hooke

Deep red colour with a good purple tint. The bouquet has char-oak, oak lactones, chocolate and cocoa powder, some vegetal 'forest floor' (possibly whole-bunchy) notes as well. The palate is very soft and richly fleshy, with full body and good length, if not great refinement or detail. The vegetal notes persist. An interesting left-field style of Barossa shiraz.

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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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