Top 10 award-winning eco-friendly wines from the Organic Masters 2020

1. Kalleske Eduard

  • Producer: Kalleske
  • Region: Barossa
  • Country: Australia
  • Grape variety: Shiraz
  • Abv: 14.5%
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Closure: Screwcap
  • Approx. retail price: £50+
  • Medal: Master – Organic Wine Masters 2020

The highest scoring wine in the entire Organic Masters tasting this year turned out to be for a top red from Australia’s Kalleske, called Eduard. Named after the Barossa producer’s founder, Karl Heinrich ‘Eduard’ Kalleske, it uses Shiraz from a historic vineyard, first planted in 1905, ensuring it is a wine of great concentration but balance too. The result is seriously impressive, with layers of flavour from blackcurrant to ripe plum, a touch of prune, sweet balsamic and black pepper, along with dried mint and fleshy cherry, supported by grippy tannins, to give a dry finish, that also features lingering roasted coffee and vanilla pod flavours from the barrel-ageing process. It’s a remarkable wine that’s both big and beautiful.

 

3 Responses to “Top 10 award-winning eco-friendly wines from the Organic Masters 2020”

  1. Thom Fisher says:

    Why is the abv on these wines at 14.5%. Isn’t wine traditionally 11-12%. All wines now seem to have a high abv?

    • The Australian wines are grown in warm dry areas (more suitable to Organic production). 14.5% is about right for these areas. Southern Rhone wines would be similar alc. levels. The important thing is that they are balanced.

  2. Me says:

    I don’t know about the other countries, but Australia has had an obsession with higher ABV wines for as long as I can remember.

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