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
The Wine Reviewed
94 POINTS - James Halliday's Wine Companion Magazine (May 2015)
"All three CRFT shiraz are open-fermented, hand-plunged 2-3 times daily, and pressed directly to barrel for 11 months, with some minor differences in the oak, here 60% French, 40% American (60% new). In classic full-blooded and full-bodied black-fruited style, the fruit having made short work of the new oak; tarry tannins round off a very good fullbodied wine. 149 dozen made. 15% alc, cellar to 2033"
James Halliday's Wine Companion Magazine - Top Cellaring Selections 2015