CEO Elegant Shiraz 2012 was sourced entirely from the Kalleske’s family Greenock estate vineyards. The grapes were de-stemmed and 80% berries crushed while 20% whole berries remained before being transferred into open top fermenters. Fermentation was kept cooler and juice pumped over the skins twice a day during the 7 to 10 days on skins. The wine was then drained to oak barrels and skins were hand shoveled out of fermenters into the basket press. Pressing were kept separate and were blended back into the CEO elegant Shiraz just prior to bottling.
2012 CEO Elegant Shiraz by Laughing Jack
Appearance: Shimmering black core with a crimson red rim.
Aroma: Alluring aromas of blackberry, blackcurrant and bilberry dominate the nose, while seductive notes of dark chocolate, liquor rice and quince flirt in the background. A hint of cloves and white pepper surface after a swirl or two.
Palate: A concentrated silky palate, full of flavour and very well balanced with beautiful rich Barossa fruits. Plum and dark berries along with cherry oak gives a luring finish with fine silky tannins.
Region: Barossa Valley
Sub Region: Greenock
Residual Sugar: 0.45 g/l
Acid: 6.60 g/l
Maturation: 16 months in 50% French oak hogsheads and 50% American oak hogsheads