|Dimensions||10 × 10 × 30 cm|
This single vineyard Semillon is from one of the oldest surviving Semillon vineyards in the Barossa, planted on the Kalleske property in 1980. Grapes from these old low-yielding vines were native yeast fermented and matured in a trio of vessels; French barrels for oak richness, concrete egg tank adding complexity and stainless tank providing freshness. The wine gains its name from Johanne ‘Elenore’ Kalleske, daughter of Eduard & Rosina, born on the Kalleske farm in 1865. Elenore is a genuine hand crafted wine that’s been grown, vintaged and matured on our Kalleske estate at Greenock in the North-Western Barossa.
Tasting note: 2020 Elenore Semillon is pale straw in colour with a tinge of green. Aromatically it is expressly lifted displaying fresh cut hay, lemon curd, passionfruit and a touch of nuttiness. The palate is medium-bodied with initial bursts of fresh juicy fruit including pear and melons. It then progresses to a touch of creaminess with subtle oak adding further complexity before transitioning to a fresh citrus finish that’s very lingering. It’s textural throughout giving a full-rounded mouthfeel with natural acid ensuring harmony. Elenore is a lavishly flavoured old vine Barossa Semillon that can be enjoyed now or over the next five to ten years.