Nietschke by Kalleske

In 1838 two ships are sailing bound for Australia, aboard the Zebra is Samuel Johann Nietschke and on the Prince George is Johann Georg Kalleske. They are both pioneering grapegrowing families who make the Barossa their new home. Now step forward 130 years in time to 1968 and these two families join when John Kalleske marries Lorraine Nietschke. Their sons Tony, Kym and Troy run the vineyard and the more recently established winery. However it was Lorraine’s forbears who originally made wine well before the current Kalleske boys decided to try their hand. The Nietschke family established a winery on the banks of the Jacob’s Creek soon after they planted vines in the 1840’s. To honour Lorraine’s lineage and the inspiration they have bestowed this wine proudly bears the Nietschke name.

Nietschke is a modern Shiraz with a twist. There’s a little something extra with a dash of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah blended in for added complexity. All grapes are from the Barossa Valley including the renowned Greenock sub-region where vines are low-yielding and are grown in shallow, sandy loam soil over deep red clay, providing ideal conditions for these varieties.

Winemaker Troy Kalleske

 

Current Vintage 2012
Tasting Notes 2012 Nietschke Shiraz