Dark red-purple in colour with vibrant aromas of vivid plum, rose florals, candy, spice and blackberry. The palate is full flavoured and medium bodied with flavours of juicy berries. Fine, supple tannins and mineral nuances offer structure and complexity before a lengthy finish.
Awards and Accolades
2016 Vintage: 91 Points, Special Value Wine - James Halliday, Wine Companion "Separately open-fermented, each variety pressed after 7-14 days to 'old' hogsheads for 4 months before blending. This is an impressive wine given its price point. There's ample depth to the red, blue, purple and small black fruit flavours that are the sole drivers of the wine. Good each-way bet, too."
From the Winery
Clarry’s is a blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro, with all grapes from the Kalleske’s organic farm. The Grenache is from low-yielding sandy soils from vines dating back to the 1940s, while the Shiraz and Mataro are sourced from a number of select blocks on the Kalleske estate with soil generally consisting of shallow, sandy loam over superb deep red clay and limestone, providing ideal conditions for these vines.
All varieties were fermented separately in open top fermenters with hand pumpovers twice a day during fermentation. After seven to fourteen days on skins the fermented grapes were traditionally pressed. To preserve the superb fresh fruit flavours of the Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro, wines were only aged in very old oak hogsheads and only for a limited time of four months. On completion of maturation, components were blended for balanced flavour, texture and complexity.
Clarry’s is produced in South Australia’s Barossa Valley, by the Kalleske family who have been farming and growing grapes since the 1800s. It is a genuine estate wine - grown, vintaged and matured on the Kalleske estate at Greenock. Clarry’s is named in honour of winemaker, Troy Kalleske’s, Grandfather, Clarence “Clarry” Kalleske, who farmed the Kalleske vineyards from the late 1920s until his retirement in the 1990s. Clarry was the fourth generation member to tend the vines on the Kalleske family farm, established by his great grandparents who migrated from Prussia to South Australia in 1838 aboard the Prince George. Many years were spent by Clarry pruning, handpicking and nurturing the Kalleske vineyards.
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WBW Rating: 93/100
Region: Barossa Valley, SA
Winemaker: Troy Kalleske
Drink now until: 2024
Alc/Vol: 14.5 %
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