01 Apr 2016

Beautiful Rhone blend with engaging fruit purity out of the Barossa

Beautiful Rhone blend with engaging fruit purity out of the Barossa

Australia is making a comeback. The wines are vastly superior to the overly grapey and out of balance with high alcohol wines of yester year.

We are seeing the return of some producers that have stood the test of time, while other producers who jumped on the Aussie wine wagon have closed up shop. We continue to search out Aussie gems from across the continent, and have been finding wines of all styles that have broken the molds of how consumers view Aussie wines. Today we are featuring a wine from an old Barossa producer, doing what we think the Barossa does best: blends of Rhone varietals.

When it comes to the Barossa Valley some of the more interesting wines are the blends, with Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro/Mourvedre (GSM) all part and parcel to the equation. Kalleske's Clarry's GSM is a beauty and the 2014 vintage has produced a ripper. All grapes were sourced from Kalleske's farm, with some of vineyards being close to 75 years in age. Certified organic, the quality offered is pretty hard to beat.

This makes a statement that Australia can still over deliver and the folks at Kalleske have made a riveting offering with their 2014 Clarry's. Named after a fourth generation family member who tended the vines for most of his adult life, this wine is lightly wooded and medium bodied, so fruit purity, in the red spectrum, is at the core with engaging spice tones. We are offering the delicious 2014 Kalleske Clarry's GSM for $21.99 and $18.99 on a six or more bottle purchase. This really is a lovely drop that is perfect for all kinds of food options.

Posted by Gregg 00:00:00

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