Moppa Shiraz is named after the small district of Moppa, just North of Greenock, where the Kalleske farm and vineyard was established in 1853. Sourced entirely from our Kalleske Moppa vineyard, a trace of Viognier and Petit Verdot has been added to this Shiraz giving it a contemporary edge. It is dark red-purple in colour with aromas of perfume, chocolate, dried herb and a touch of pepper spice. The palate is stylish and juicy with supple but solid tannins adding good structure and pleasing chewiness to the wine. Complex, layered and lengthy, this discerning wine can be enjoyed now but will also cellar well.
Moppa 2016 is inky purple in colour. It’s alive with scent, displaying attractive aromatics of fruit cake, chocolate, flowers, dried herbs, musk, vanilla custard and cinnamon spice. The palate is full-bodied and initially greets you with juicy red-black fruits followed by toasty hazel-nutty oak and chocolate. The tannin profile is superb, fine grained but fleshy adding texture and definition.
Well structured, this is a complex and well balanced wine with fruit at the fore but background oak in support. Generous in flavour, it’s completed by a very lengthy finish. Moppa 2014 is an expressive Shiraz that can be enjoyed now or will cellar well in the medium to long term.