Pre Release: Forgotten Hero is sourced from a stunning vineyard planted by the Atze family in 1951; a survivor of the infamous vine pull scheme of the 1980s. John and Barb Kalleske rescued the old vineyard in 1983 and have nurtured its vines ever since.
Forgotten Heroes three decades ago, these low yielding vines now provide intensely flavoured grapes for this classic Barossa Shiraz. Intuitive, small-batch winemaking, a minimum 20 months maturation in new French oak barrels, coupled with it only being bottled from the most outstanding vintages, results in a truly distinguished, complex and full-bodied wine.
Due to the tiny size of this vineyard and the low yields, less than 70 cases are bottled in any one vintage.
A rare treat, not to be missed.