Kalleske JMK Shiraz VP is sourced from select blocks of the Kalleske vineyard, including the renowned Greenock block. The vineyard blocks consists of shallow, sandy loam soil over superb deep red clay and limestone, providing ideal conditions for Shiraz vines.
The grapes were harvested in 3 batches over 2 weeks providing differing sweetness and complexity for the finished wine. Following harvest, the grapes were fermented in open top fermenters with hand pump-overs twice a day. Sweetness and flavours of the fermenting grapes were closely monitored and when at desired levels for each batch, at 3-5 days after harvest, a portion of free-run juice was drained from the fermenters and fortified to arrest the fermentation and retain some natural grape sweetness. A combination of young and old (up to 15 years) brandy spirit was used to fortify the wine, ensuring added complexity. Following fortification, the wine was matured in well seasoned hogsheads for 2 years. At this time, only the very best barrels were selected to be included in the bottling of this liqueur Shiraz.
JMK Shiraz VP is dark red-black in colour. Inviting aromas of plum, spice, violets and chocolate are present on the nose. The intense and full bodied palate is richly textured with juicy black fruit flavours together with licorice, spice and ripe integrated tannins. This well balanced and silky wine displays restrained sweetness and harmonious alcohol and is completed with a long clean finish. JMK Shiraz VP is a luscious, opulent wine.
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