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: 7th March 2014
Destemmed to an open-top tank for fermentation and gently hand plunged two to three times daily.
Pressed directly to oak with 3 weeks barrel fermentation followed by 10 months maturation - 60% French, 40% American, with 20% new oak.
Unfined, unfiltered and vegan.
Bottled 2nd February 2015 – 1,794 bottles, 149 doz
Polished, precise and all things nice. Typically Ebenezer, dense, dark and packed full of flavour, with cardamom spice and sweet fruit. The wine from the ancient gnarly rocks and vibrant orange clays yields blackcurrant and cranberry fruit with notes of leather and blackberry jam. It finishes with power and earth.
Drinking...Ready to drink upon release or cellar to 2034.
Alcohol 14% alc/vol
95 points - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion
95 points - Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front
95 points - Jane Faulkner, Wine Companion magazine