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The Bachelor Barossa Valley Shiraz

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  • Looking for a full bodied Barossa Shiraz!? 

    At Atze's you'll discover world class wines that stack up against some of the worlds best, in fact their vineyards are located across the fence from some of Penfold's ($700/bottle) Grange producing blocks.

    Full bodied and powerful black fruit flavours of a great Barossa Shiraz and you'll find all these whcih are grown and made right here on my Family's estate in the Barossa Valley.

    My name is Andy Kalleske (pictured below in our 1912 Shiraz vineyard) and I'm a sixth generation Barossan grape grower who has turned my attention to handcrafting the grapes my parents and me grow into a bottle for all to enjoy.  

    Andy Kalleske

    After years of selling our babies (the grapes!) to other wineries, including Penfolds, Torbreck, Peter Lehmann and many more i decided enough is enough and it's time to see just how good our product could be!

    So meet the wines we put our hearts, mind and souls into...

    Atze's Corner is your newly discovered little gem that you won't find in the big retail outlets like many mass produced wines around the planet.

    Hard to come by but ready to impress and surprise those who have not yet tried this Shiraz from the tremendous vineyards it comes from.

    Try a bottle today with free shipping or grab a case for your cellar. You'll be glad you did. Awarded by wine judges and those in the know these wines are now a testament to my ancestors who came before me and settled this beautiful place we call home.

    I guarantee that after a laser focused selections and blending process that only the absolute best wine goes into an Atze's Corner bottle. If you don't agree I'll give you all your money back. No questions asked, and you can keep the wine!

    Now for the wine nut in you please read onto the tasting note below or the spec sheet in the tab up the top.

    If you're ready to buy now (and it'd be worth your while!) add to cart at the top of this page and I'll get the wine out to you quicker than you can say Maggie Beer!

    The vivid crimson colour that welcomes you to this The Bachelor Wine betrays its concentration and ripeness. Elegant and extremely classy French oak aromas greet your nose, along with sweet spices, cinnamon and cedar. 

    Flowing through to the palate, your taste buds are met by a mellow, rich wine with ripe blueberries and damson plum flavours.  Currently The Bachelor Wine is youthful and explosively rich with primary brightness melded with subtle oak toastiness.                                                                                                               
    As it evolves in the cellar I see layers of complexity revealing themselves and the opulence maturing into more subtle flavours.  It’s a show-stopper right now though!                                                                                                                     

    Altogether, The Bachelor Wine is extremely harmonious with a succulence, making it the perfect accompaniment for high-grade Wagyu steak or slow roast lamb.

     

    • Vintage:  2016
      Grape Varieties: Shiraz 100%
      Harvest Date: 25th February-6th March 2016
      Bottling Date: October 8th 2017
      Technical Details: 14.5% Alc. 
      Food Pairing

      Perfect for high grade Wagyu steak or slow roast lamb.

      Serving Temperature:

      16 Degrees Celcius.

      Cellaring:

      Drink now to 2030 but be sure to decant it to open it up and let its quality shine.

      Background/Story:

      The Kalleske family has five generations-worth of experience growing Shiraz in the Barossa so when
      they identify a vineyard that they think is perfect for Shiraz it’s a comment worth listening to. In the
      mid-seventies Andy’s parents spotted just such a block and planted it. The Bachelor Shiraz is the result; named in honour of Bert Kleinig from whom they bought the block.
      Cut from the cloth that is classic Barossa Shiraz this vintage of The Bachelor is a great cellaring proposition, it’s easily got 15 years in it and likely a good few more. Currently it’s youthful and explosively rich with primary brightness melded with subtle oak toastiness. As it evolves in the cellar I see layers of complexity revealing themselves and the opulence maturing into more subtle flavours. It’s a show-stopper right now though.

      Maturation

      18 Months in 10% New French oak and 3rd and 4th fill mix of French and American Oak Hogsheads to give stunning oak smoothness and rich mouthfeel.

      Vineyard/Viticulture:

      Koonunga and Ebenezer - Iconic sub regions at Northern tip of the Barossa Valley. Brown Clay loam over deep red clay.                                                     

      Single cordon spur (hand) pruned vines, 2.5 tonne/acre, shoot thinned for the vine to produce high grade fruit. Sourced from 3 vineyards, Boehm’s (Flat ground), Cemetery (Western facing high slope) and Lorna’s (Eastern facing high slope) blocks.

      Vintage:

      Low Yelds of 2.5 tonne/acre and a dry summer with
      a warm February saw early ripening for Shiraz and powerful black fruit and chocolate flavours.