2017 Nietschke Harry Barossa Valley GSM

2017 Nietschke Harry Barossa Valley GSM

Sabine Duval

"Great example of top-quality Barossa GSM, the intense fruit flavours display berries & spice. Yummy with great length"

Sabine Duval

Johan Axlund

"Fruit sourced from that magical North-West corner of the Barossa. So moreish, generous youthful, fun flavours with just the right amount of oak."

Johan Axlund

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Sabine Duval

"Great example of top-quality Barossa GSM, the intense fruit flavours display berries & spice. Yummy with great length"

Sabine Duval

Johan Axlund

"Fruit sourced from that magical North-West corner of the Barossa. So moreish, generous youthful, fun flavours with just the right amount of oak."

Johan Axlund

RRP: $25.00 per bottle20% OFF

$19.99

(buy 6 or more)

$20.99 per single bottle
Bottles
4 payments of $5.25 with More info
Taste Guarantee
Love it or your money back*
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Here's a great Grenache blend from one of the Barossa's finest winemakers. 

Made by the famous Kalleske family, who've been growing grapes in the Barossa since the 1850s, this is the sister wine to 93 point Jack Shiraz. Recently the Kalleske family approached us with a fantastic parcel of Grenache fruit and the 2017 Nietschke Harry Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre was born! 

Harry is a beautifully balanced GSM. There is this spice and perfume, yet also powerful ripe fruit and supple tannins. If you love juicy, yet medium bodied, Barossa Grenache you'll love this. 

Expert Reviews

94 Points - Sam Kim - Wine OrbitWonderfully ripe and fragrant, the wine shows dark cherry, plum, vanilla, toasted nut and subtle game characters on the nose. The palate is equally satisfying with excellent mid palate weight and fleshy mouthfeel, finishing persistent and silky. Flavoursome and soothingly delicious. At its best: now to 2023.

Tech stuff

Grenache Shiraz Mataro
Nietschke
Barossa Valley
2017
750ml
14.5%
Cellar to 2024
Screw Cap

Light

Full

How's it taste?

Nietschke 2017 Harry GSM is deep purple-red in colour. Ripe red fruits dominate on the aroma. There is also blueberries, flowers, clove spice, musk and a hint of black tea. The palate is medium-bodied with plenty of fresh fruits. The juicy Grenache is perfectly framed with rich Shiraz and chewy Mataro. There are dominant flavours of red licorice, spiced plum and a hint of jam. It is extremely plush with super fine tannins adding a beautiful structure. The finish is full and long completing a delightfully balanced wine. Nietschke Harry GSM is best enjoyed now or over the next 5 years.

How was it made?

Nietschke Harry GSM utilises select Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro blocks across the North Western Barossa, including many old vines, to make this classic Barossa blend. Soil is shallow, sandy loam over superb deep red clay.

The Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro grapes were harvested in numerous lots from mid March to late April. Following fermentation for 7 to 10 days on skins in open top fermenters with hand pump-overs twice daily, the grapes were pressed and the wine was aged in hogshead barrels for a year. Only seasoned French and American barrels were used to preserve the bright fruit characters. The wine is bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Who made it?

In 1838 two ships are sailing bound for Australia, aboard the Zebra is Samuel Johann Nietschke and on the Prince George is Johann Georg Kalleske. They are both pioneering grapegrowing families who make the Barossa their new home. Now step forward 130 years in time to 1968 and these two families join when John Kalleske marries Lorraine Nietschke. Their sons Tony, Kym and Troy run the vineyard and the more recently established winery. However it was Lorraine’s forbears who originally made wine well before the current Kalleske boys decided to try their hand. The Nietschke family established a winery on the banks of the Jacob’s Creek soon after they planted vines in the 1840’s. To honour Lorraine’s lineage and the inspiration they have bestowed, this wine proudly bears the Nietschke name.