2010 Kalleske Florentine Single Vineyard Chenin Blanc

A classy wine harvested from low yielding mature single block Chenin Blanc vines at the Kalleske's property in the Barossa Valley. Named after the first daughter of founder Johann Georg Kalleske who migrated to Australia from Prussia in 1838, the Florentine is entirely wild yeast vinified, half fermented in a mix of Russian and Hungarian oak hogsheads with the rest in tanks. The wine that has been certified organic / biodynamic.    

The 2010 vintage is straw yellow in colour. Intriguing aromas of lemon curd, honeysuckle and cut green apple followed by notes of kerosene and barrel oak. There's a creamy almost oily texture to the palate supported by a line of crisp citrus acidity. Enough components to start a fire ! Some spice and mineral character at the back end that remain on to a lingering dry finish. A layered, generously flavoured, medium-bodied example of an underrated variety. Recommended. 

Source: Retail Purchase. Alcohol: 12.0%. Closure: Screwcap. Price: $19.00. Rating: 91+ Points.

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