Here it is, the first vintage 2017 wine on vinonotebook. I’m embarrassed to say it could have been on here a fair bit earlier had I not gone through a crazy month of buying a house….but enough of that. I like Chenin Blanc. I like the ease of drinking it without it being simple. I like the joie de vivre of the grape, like it’s made for life. And with the ageing potential for Vouvray, you can almost always find a birth year wine! This is one of the better Australian expressions not from Margaret River. Single vineyard, biodynamic practices.
Kalleske, Florentine, Chenin Blanc, Barossa Valley, 2017
Plenty of lufted fruit smells: apples, pears and a hint of tropical passion fruit. With white pepper and cardamon spice for seasoning. Bright texture and flavour profile with some youthful sweet tropical fruit esters and tangy pome fruit. There’s a touch of brine to partner the sharp acidity at the finish, so matching with a chicken and leek pie wouldn’t hurt.
Wine sample courtesy of Kalleske