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.
$96.00A 100% single vineyard wine, hand selected from the traditionally pruned bush vine Kelly vineyard in Sevenhill, planted in 1932.
An important wine within our Reserve portfolio, the Kelly Grenache gets maximum attention in the cellar. We know that great wines always start off in the vineyard, but once this small parcel of fruit arrives at our winery, it is vinified in a small open-topped fermenter, allowed extended time on skins, basket pressed into seasoned French oak hogsheads and allowed to mature for 15 months in the cellar. Bottling the wine both unfined and unfiltered has further enhanced its complexity.
Bright red in colour with youthful crimson hues.
Dark cherries, fresh strawberries, cashew and truffle oil rise up on the nose, nicely underpinned by subtle toasty oak.
Richly flavoured and textured; a striking introduction of dark cherries, layers of dark chocolate, licorice overtones, seasoned meats and smoky oak notes seamlessly roll into a finish bound by chalky natural tannins and slippery acidity.
$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.