Cemetery Vineyard is owned and farmed by Andy Kalleske and his parents.
Site location: Ebenezer – Barossa Valley
Map coordinates: -34.400246,139.001391
Elevation: 280 meters
Soil: Clay loam topsoil over deep red clay – the ancient tight red clays restrict vine growth and increase the intensity of flavour and colour in the fruit.
Aspect: North west facing
Rows: 25 to 28
Harvest: 21st February 2013
Destemmed to an open-top tank for fermentation and gently hand plunged two to three times daily.
Basket pressed directly to oak for 11 months maturation - 60% French, 40% American, with 60% new oak.
Unfined, unfiltered and vegan.
Bottled 25th February 2014 – 1,788 bottles
A block with roots in our family tree, sitting just a stone’s throw from the cemetery where Candice’s great-grandparents are buried in the ancient clay of Ebenezer.
Cardamom, tar, blackberry jam, and intensely rich fruit – classic Ebenezer through and through.
Drinking...Ready for drinking upon release or cellar for 20+ years.
Alcohol 15% alc/vol
94 points - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion
92 points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front