KALLESKE MOPPA SHIRAZ
GROWING SEASON The 2018 vintage was superb. Winter was slightly wetter than average getting the vines off to a brilliant start leading them into Spring which was warmer and drier than average. Rain in early December refreshed the vines and ensured they remained strong and healthy for the overall dry and hot Summer. Autumn also remained dry with perfect Autumnal temperatures leading into harvest. The 2018 yields are good and the quality is excellent, a classic Barossa vintage. VINEYARD Moppa is predominantly Shiraz with a trace of Petit Verdot (9%) and Viognier (2%) blended in for added complexity. Grapes are from nine different blocks on the Kalleske’s organic farm, with the oldest of these blocks planted in 1961. The vines are low-yielding and are grown in shallow, sandy loam soil over superb deep red clay, providing ideal conditions for these varieties.
"Moppa 2018 Shiraz is brilliant purple-black in colour. The aroma is immense and alluring. It is beautifully lifted with notes of violets, forest berries, potpourri and a hint of roasted nuts. The full-bodied palate is bright and flavoursome. Juicy red and black fruits dominate with complexity from gentle oak. Fine chewy tannins add structure and a rich mouthfeel. The wine has an exquisite balance with a precise mix of primary fruit, natural tannins and supportive oak. The opulent length is equally impressive. Moppa 2018 is an expressive Shiraz that can be enjoyed now or will cellar well in the medium to long term." - Winemakers note