Mort's Cut Riesling | Kelly 1932 Grenache | Attunga 1865 Shiraz | Revelation Shiraz
Rare and sometimes unattainable wines, produced from ancient vines of Shiraz or Grenache, or from an exceptional Riesling parcel in a specific year. The very best wines crafted with the finest components, these wines are sought after by collectors.
$350.00This revered vineyard was planted in 1865 and it celebrates an incredible legacy and history of Australian Shiraz. Located just north or Auburn, the Attunga Vineyard is still producing fruit commercially today and in certain years is released as a single vineyard wine of widespread acclaim.
Cropping levels of just over one tonne per acre in an average year, the vineyard produces fruit that is small, concentrated and unique. Traditional management practices and techniques, including individual berry sorting at harvest time, ensures only the highest quality shiraz makes it to the winery.
Deep red in colour with vibrant crimson hues.
A dark and brooding nose, bitumen and tar, fennel, chocolate with hints of wood smoke and charcuterie superbly interwoven.
Opulently textured but offering surprising balance and poise, the primary flavours of dark chocolate, cherry plums and licorice impressively arrive then seamlessly lead into a long finish wrapped in smoked meats, finely positioned tannins and positive acid structure. A wine to enjoy now, but with further cellaring, a wine to celebrate the ages with.
$150.00Being a single vineyard wine, the Kelly Grenache beautifully brings to life the special characteristics of its cool elevated site, east of the town of Sevenhill.
The slightly warmer ripening conditions of 2013 has given the wine slightly more weight and tannin structure, whilst the cooling night time temperatures, further influencing the perfume and fruit length so admired of this variety.
Once again, the old adage that great wines are created in the vineyard, perfectly sums up the 2013 Kelly Grenache. Its 1932 planted pedigree, its unique location and its bush vine, hand pruned and hand picked. make the winemaking part so much easier.
At Kilikanoon we love our Grenache and coming across this old gnarled vineyard first in 2012 has given our Grenache portfolio another impressive string to our bow.
Brick red in colour with youthful crimson hues.
Perfumed notes of cherries, cocoa and dried herbs saturate the nose, further enhanced and supported by the subtle nuances of seasoned French oak char.
The variety's signature characters of balance, poise and expression are perfectly on display, in a palate that is brimming full of dark cherry fruits, hints of fresh Liquorice, savoury notes, and seamless french oak integration.
$550.00At the very pinnacle of our Kilikanoon portfolio is Revelation; a celebration of the very best wine made at Kilikanoon in any given year. Unrestrained by varietal, vineyard or regional convention, this wine represents a blend that surpasses all those other wines beneath it.
Made in limited quantities by exclusively traditional techniques, the wine was matured in 100% new French oak hogsheads for 21 months before bottling unﬁned and unﬁltered. The wine has since been held in the Kilikanoon cellars to further improve and mature in the bottle before release.
Deep crimson with a blood-red hue.
Leather and rich mahogany leap from the wine with soft spice, cocoa and tobacco lingering in the glass.
Stewed dark cherries, tar and earthy spices flood the palate. A rich and textural wine that combines juicy natural acidity and fine grained tannins for a long, rewarding ﬁnish.
$35.00In very special years, we carefully cut through selected fruiting canes in a section of our Mort's Block vineyard around four weeks prior to harvest. This turns off the supply of moisture to the fruit, rapidly concentrating its flavours and natural sugar content and creating a luscious, yet refreshingly crisp, dessert styled wine.
Sourced from our Mort's Block vineyard, located just minutes from the winery.
The 2013 vintage conditions were perfect for producing this sought after wine. Watervale soils are typified by fertile red brown loams overlying limestone sub layers; soil profiles that lend themselves to growing Riesling of exceptional distinction and character. All fruit was hand harvested during the middle of March, typically yielding 3.0 - 4.0 tonnes per hectare.
Golden straw in colour with light green tints and brilliant clarity.
Lifted notes of honey, fig and citris rind rounded out by subtle toastiness.
A richly textured mouthfeel, luscious in style yet perfectly balanced on the finish with crisp natural acidity. The flavours of fresh citrus and fig beautifully supported by its underlying honeyed toastiness.