2021 Kalleske Zeitgeist Shiraz

Barossa Valley, SA

A fresh modern take on Barossa Shiraz from the Kalleske crew, with no added sulphur.


Primal, dense, sapid and vivid. Wild stuff.

Dave Brookes (Halliday Wine Companion)

About The Wine

Kalleske is one of the premier organic and biodynamic producers in the Barossa Valley, and they also make some tremendous no added preservative wines.

This, their Zeitgeist, is a fresh, modern take on Barossa Shiraz, released while it's young, energetic and exuberant.

The colour here is shocking - a deep electric blue/black with iridescent purple rimes, this wine seems to almost glow in the glass.

The flavours are bold but bright, there's plenty of tannin here too but in general, it's designed as a modern take on the regional staple intended for a younger audience.

About Kalleske

The Kalleske family have been farming their property in Greenock since 1853, and it remains a very family affair.

Thanks to seventh generation brothers Troy and Tony they made the move from grape-growers to wine producers, and they produce an enviable range of great value to high brow wines, classic to experimental.

Their 120 acre vineyard that is planted to Shiraz, Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Semillon, Chenin Blanc, Mataro, Petit Verdot, Durif, Viognier, Tempranillo and Zinfandel - and it has all been certified organic and biodynamic since 1998.

Winemaker Troy Kalleske
Winemaker Troy Kalleske
Barossa Valley, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

100% certified biodynamic grapes. Kalleske shiraz grapes, multiple blocks. wild fermented on skins for 7-10 days. no maturation. early vintage bottled. naturally primal in colour, aroma and flavour. no added sulphites.

Intense dark purple. Perfumed aromatics. Bright primary fruits. Plum, violet florals, crushed blackberry. Milk chocolate, clove spice. Full flavoured, energetic, pure fruits. Juicy + round softness, lightly creamy texture, finely structured natural tannins. Extremely alluring. lengthy, expressive, radiant finish. Strikingly complex. Primal characters. Capturing the spirit & character of the vintage. Unoaked..

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 14.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2024

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

Halliday Wine Companion

"The Kalleske family farm well and have been flying the biodynamic flag off the western ridge of the Barossa for many years. Their Zeitgeist comes from a multitude of blocks west of the Para River planted 1905–1998. Wild fermented, aged in stainless steel and bottled without sulphur dioxide, it's a wild-eyed, pure and raw rendering of a much-loved grape variety. Primal, dense, sapid and vivid. Wild stuff." - Dave Brookes (Halliday Wine Companion)


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