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

5. Kalleske Greenock

  • Producer: Kalleske
  • Region: Barossa
  • Country: Australia
  • Grape variety: Shiraz
  • Abv: 14.5%
  • Vintage: 2018
  • Closure: Screwcap
  • Approx. retail price: £30-50
  • Medal: Master – Organic Wine Masters 2020

Fans of great Barossa Shiraz, please take note. Kalleske is a fantastic source of a much loved wine style, combining organic practices and brilliant winemaking to create something that captures the appeal of this part of Australia, this famous grape, and it should be added, established old-vine concentration too.

Gaining one of the highest scores of the Organic Masters 2020, the Greenock Shiraz – named after the Barossa sub-district where Kalleske is based – is crammed with intense black fruit, fresh plums, and a touch of dried mint and black pepper, and a hint of sweet balsamic, complemented by the indulgent characters from oak-ageing, such as coconut and milk chocolate. It’s layered, delicious, and persistent.

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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