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.
Sourced exclusively from our Barossa Valley vineyards, the Medley remains the same classic Southern Rhone blend of the three noble varieties, Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro. The 2012 vintage was characterised by warm days and cool nights, perfectly suited to fully ripening the later Grenache and Mataro varieties.
Fermenting on skins until dryness, basket pressing and maturing in seasoned French oak casks for sixteen months has further enhanced the blends unique regional expression and varietal synergy. The Medley is a timeless blend and an ideal accompaniment to food as the earthy flavours and gentle tannins tend to compliment rather than dominate the senses.
Deep red in colour with vibrant crimson hues.
The tempting aromas of earthiness, kitchen spices, liquorice and tar flood the nose.
An evocative and textural palate, bringing together the dark chocolate, earthiness and fresh tar notes from the nose with the flavours of spicy French oak and gentle tannins in a perfectly balanced finish. A wine easily savored whilst young but will further impress after a few years in the cellar.
In 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.
This cane cut technique is only practised in very special years when the ripening season is cooler and more protracted. This gives us more control over the process and ensures that the highest levels of quality can be achieved. Once the desired concentration and flavour enhancement has been reached, the grapes are selected and hand picked with any lower quality fruit rejected on the vine.
The soils of the Watervale valley are typically terra rossa: fertile red brown earth over much deeper limestone. These duplex profiles are perfect for growing Riesling, the loamy topsoils providing adequate nutrition whilst the deeper limestone layers providing good drainage, just enough water holding capacity and flavour characteristics. About four weeks before Riesling is typically harvested, we carefully cut through all of the fruiting canes that are trained along the wires, thus turning off the moisture supply to the fruit, rapidly concentrating the fruits sugar concentration and flavour.
Mid golden straw in colour with subtle green tints. Brilliant appearance and clarity.
Aromas of candied fig, fresh lime juice, glacé fruits and evolving toastiness round out the distinguished nose.
A richly layered and luscious dessert styled wine, yet beautifully balanced by naturally occurring acidity, the flavours of ripe fig, squeezed limes and honey flow through onto the palate further enhanced by the developing toastiness.
$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.
Sold OutAt 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.
The inaugral vintage of Revelation in 2010 was created from two estate grown Clare Valley Shiraz vineyards. Made in tiny quantities and using traditional winemaking techniques, the wine was matured in 100% new French oak hogsheads for 24 months before bottling both unfined and unfiltered. It has been given well over eighteen months to further improve and mature in the bottle before release.
Inky purple in the glass.
Compelling and explosive on the nose, waves of tobacco, liquorice, tar and smoky oak notes overwhelm the senses.
Sweet dark cherries, tar and earthen spices flood the palate. Rich and textural, the wine deftly combines it's mouth filling quantities, juicy natural acidity and fine grained tannins in a long, rewarding finish.
$250.00This 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.