The packaging for the Kalleske wines always comes across as a winner: solid bottles with quality labeling. Whilst their range of ‘traditional’ reds holds legions of ‘traditional’ fans, their “Divergent Genre” sees such winemaking fun as this Viognier: Biodynamic fruit, wild ferment, 7 days on skins and then 10 months in oak.
Kalleske, Plenarius, Viognier, Barossa Valley, 2017
The colour of dusky, bronzed peach….or according to #MrsDrew “bloody urine.” Layers and layers of aromas. Apricot slices, ginger beer, resiny hops, crystal ginger, brown dusty spices and a vanilla edge. Bittersweet stonefruit, mealy palate with tri-polar texture: oily and chalky and steely. Almost a minty fresh, puppy dog fresh finish. Is it fruity? Is it dry? Who knows? It’s a magical creature and an alluring drink.
Wine sample courtesy of Kalleske