2018 Nietschke by Kalleske 'Clara' Cabernet

2018 Nietschke by Kalleske 'Clara' Cabernet

Sabine Duval

"Sabine Duval"

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Sabine Duval

"Sabine Duval"

Sabine Duval

RRP: $22.00 per bottle

$19.99

(buy 12 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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Made by the Kalleske family, who have famously been growing grapes in the Barossa since 1853, this chunky red is the picture of modern Cabernet Sauvignon, with dark blackberry fruits, a dab of cocoa powder oak and then a long finish.

So what sets this wine apart? Well, the Kalleske's grow grapes for some of the biggest names in Australian wine and have access to a large network of the Barossa's best sites. But there's more to it than that. Troy Kalleske has pulled out all the stops with this Cabernet he's pulled out all the stops, with hand pump-overs, gentle pressing and maturation for a huge two years in oak barrels to build texture.

Expert Reviews

94 Points - Sabine Duval-

Tech stuff

Cabernet Sauvignon
Kalleske
Barossa Valley
2018
750ml
14%
Cellar to 2030
Screw Cap

Light

Full

How's it taste?

Nietschke 2018 Clara Cabernet is dark purple-red in colour. The wine bounds from the glass with varietal Cabernet aromatics including violets, wild berries, clove, licorice, blackberry and eucalypt together with some classy cedary oak. The palate is medium-full bodied displaying ripe red and black Cabernet fruits. It is mouth-filling and richly flavoured with fine grained tannins providing structure. Oak is evident, but in the background. The length on this wine is extremely long to finish. Nietschke Clara is a fine Barossa Cabernet that will cellar gracefully in the medium term.

How was it made?

The grapes were harvested in numerous batches from mid to late April. Following fermentation for 7 to 14 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 two years. Both seasoned and new French oak was used.

Who made it?

The Kalleske family have been growing grapes in the Barossa Valley since 1853 – they are known as one of the premier viticulture families in Australia, with seventh generation family members still active in the industry today. Situated near the village of Greenock in South Australia’s Barossa Valley, Kalleske occupies organic vineyard sites, growing premium fruit for their boutique range. The vineyards vary in age with oldest dating back to 1875 and the youngest being around 50 years old. Traditional winemaking techniques with biodynamically managed vineyards characterises the winemaking process. Winemaker Troy Kalleske focuses on expressing the unique characteristics of each individual vineyard site throught the range of Kalleske wines.

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