This vineyard was named in honour of the previous owner of the land, Bert “The Bachelor” Kleinig, who sold the land to the Kalleske family. Prime vineyard territory that it is, Barb and John just had to plant it with Shiraz.Koongunga, with the Kalleske family’s five generations of grape growing experience and you’ve got a sure-fire recipe for success.
Damsons, black cherries, liquorice and dark chocolate. The oak is seamlessly integrated into the wine providing a glorious spine and extra dimension. Drink now to 2030. Decanting will help open up the wine, Pour a glass and admire that Intense, deep ruby colour. Poke your nose into the glass and breathe in that aroma of sweetly scented plums and mocha coffee. When you taste the wine you’ll enjoy its full-bodied richness, it is a young wine full of potential and primary fruit.
cellaring for longer will pay the complexity dividend.
A wine that loves to go with rich food: roast beef or mature Cheddar cheese would be a knock out combination.
★★★★☆ Best In Class Winestate Magazine New Release Special Edition 2016
Silver Medal 2016 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
Silver Medal – 2015 Royal Melbourne Wine Awards
Silver Medal 2016 WineWise Small Vigneron Awards
The Bachelor’ is produced by carefully selecting small sections of wine grapes from the family owned vineyards of Atze’s corner wines. As every variety of wine grapes is affected by the climate differently every vintage
Two of the Barossa Valley’s Sub regions make up 100% of the Shiraz in this wine. They are Ebenezer and Koonunga – The Shiraz is the most northerly family owned vineyard in the Barossa Valley, Elevation 280 metres, an annual rainfall of 500mm, red/brown earth over deep red clays, warm to hot summer days, cool/cold nights.tage, only the parcels of fruit of appropriate quality are selected in the blend.
Winemaking and Blending
- Small batch Open Ferments – Hand Pump Overs –Basket pressed – Hand plunged
- Maturation – 16 months in 15% New French Oak, 50% seasoned French Oak and 35% seasoned American Oak Hogshead Barrels.
- Blending – 100% Shiraz
- Cases Produced – 800
- Alcohol – 14.8%
- Serve at 16 degrees Celcius for optimal flavour
- Decant or open 30 minutes before serving to open up aromas and soften the tannins.