James Kalleske Short Stories Nouveau 2023


Now this is something that is definitely a bit different. Sure, lighter, fruit dominant red wines are not uncommon, but a blend of Grenache, Shiraz, Alicante Bouschet and Chardonnay is hardly your everyday bottle of choice. No matter. It works. The team have used the skins of their top Grenache and Shiraz and the process of carbonic maceration has been employed. Sure, this is designed for early drinking and the emphasis is very much on big fruit flavours, simplicity and deliciousness, but it makes no apologies for that. A pale crimson in colour, this is young, fresh and fruity with notes of raspberries, spices, milk chocolate, cherries and a hint of cranberries in a soft, supple and ever-so-easy to drink style with surprising length. For enjoying over summer, chill a bottle and you cannot go wrong.