PIRATHON by Kalleske



PIRATHON by Kalleske 2010 SHIRAZ

The grapes were harvested from the low-yielding vineyards of traditional family growers in the north-western Barossa districts of Greenock, Moppa, Belvedere, Stonewell, Seppeltsfield, Koonunga and Ebenezer. Each vineyard adds its own exclusive dimension to Pirathon Shiraz and combined they produce the ultimate blend.

The wine was entirely vintaged at the Kalleske winery at Greenock by Tony & Troy Kalleske. Following harvest, each individual lot of grapes was crushed into a separate open top fermenter. During fermentation, hand pump-overs gently extracted colour and flavour from the grapes. The fermented grapes were pressed with a traditional press. The wines were then filled to new and seasoned American, French, Russian and Hungarian oak hogsheads for maturation for eighteen months before each lot of wine was racked from the barrel and carefully blended. The wine was bottled without fining or filtration, ensuring the true expression of the vineyards in the bottle.

Pirathon Shiraz 2010 is dark purple-black in colour. The perfumed bouquet is uplifting with bright aromas of blueberry, nutmeg spice, musk, juicy fruits, plum and rose perfume. The serious and complex palate is mouth-filling with generous dark fruit and balanced oak barrel characters. There are fine integrated tannins giving the wine a solid structure. Overall, the pure varietal fruit, plush oak and rounded tannins give the wine beautiful harmony. A very persistent finish completes a powerful, yet sophisticated wine. Pirathon is a paramount expression of north-western Barossa Shiraz that will reward time in the cellar.
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