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Atze’s Corner vigneron Andy Kalleske is the sixth successive generation of his family to be involved in grape growing and winemaking in Australia’s iconic Barossa Valley.

With that experience comes the knowledge of where the best grapes grow and how to nurture the fragile old vines to give of their best. The cornerstone of this artisan winery lies in several amazing vineyards which are tended by Andy’s parents Barb and John Kalleske. Shiraz vines planted in 1912 and 1951 adjacent to the winery, a stone’s throw east of Nuriootpa on the Barossa’s valley floor and close by to Ebenezer, a sub-region of the Barossa renowned for its Shiraz wines.

Wild Rose Vermentino

2018 Atze's Corner Wild Rose Vermentino

Vermentino hailing from the sunny Mediterranean coasts of France and Italy, is well suited to the Barossa Valley where it soaks up the warm summer days and keeps its fresh acidity.

Vinified quite simply and bottled young this wine is all about limey citrus and zesty, fresh tangy fruit stunning lingering flavours of honeysuckle and peach. Dry and utterly refreshing this is the perfect wine to drink right through the spring and summer.

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Awards / Recognition:

  • 2017 Italian Varietal Wine Awards – Silver Medal
  • James Halliday Wine Companion 2019 – 92 points

Wild Rose Rosé

2017 Atze's Corner Wild Rose Rosé

Atze’s Corner is almost as beautiful as the wine it produces. It’s a sun-drenched scene of wild rose fields, where ancient Grenache vines grow, consistently delivering flavours newer vines can only dream of. So, if you’re after the perfect dinner party Rosé – this delicious experience of refreshing red berries and delicate floral notes is guaranteed to impress.

An alluring light pink colour shines through the glass as you pour this dry style Rosé. It has amazing upfront characters of strawberries and pomegranate and you’ll love the lingering flavours of Vanilla Bean and Cranberry. Soft mouthfeel on your palate with refreshing acidity.

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A-Label GSM

2016 Atze's Corner A-Label GSM

Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro are the three bedrock red varieties on which the Barossa’s reputation is founded. Shiraz generally steals the regional limelight but the insightful vignerons of the valley know that the careful blending of the three results in something better than the sum of the parts.

This GSM is vibrantly purple betraying the presence of that deeply-coloured, muscular Mataro building on the colour of the Grenache and Shiraz. On the bouquet enjoy the sweet compote notes of blackcurrants and raspberries. It’s a complex, fascinating bouquet which keeps you going back. GSM’s palate is precise and bright with layered, elegant tannins supporting plush ripe dark berries and sweet red cherries. The fresh acidity which is retained in the wine adds an extra element of freshness and vibrancy lingering on the palate.

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Awards / Recognition:

  • Wine Showcase Magazine 2018 – 96 points

A-Label Shiraz

2016 Atze’s Corner A-Label Shiraz

With its vibrantly opaque ruby colour and a bouquet of scents and spices this looks and smells like a classic, classy Barossa Valley Shiraz. The peppery spice, the vanilla of oak, the dark fruits and liquorice of the aroma flow through to the palate and wrap the rich tannins in a layer of flavour. You’re left with a lingering finish of cacao and the hope that there’s another glass available.

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Awards / Recognition:

  • Wine Enthusiast Magazine (USA) Top 100 wines of 2017
  • James Halliday Wine Companion 2019 – 91 points

A-Label Cabernet Sauvignon

2016 Atze's Corner A-Label Cabernet Sauvignon

A classic smooth Cabernet Sauvignon from a quintessential Barossa Valley Cabernet vintage. It is approachable on release and the compelling aromas of juniper, black pepper and mint along with flavours of dark chocolate, plum and back currant will having you coming back for more.

It’s a delicious, softer, riper style of Cabernet which makes it a perfect fit to those who also love a rounder fuller style of Shiraz.

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Awards / Recognition:

  • James Halliday Wine Companion 2019 – 92 points

The Bachelor Shiraz

 2016 Atze’s Corner The Bachelor Shiraz

Jaw-dropping Dark Fruit meshed with silky new French Oak! Couple a mature vineyard, planted in the esteemed soils of Koonunga and Ebenezer, with the Kalleske family’s five generations of grape growing experience and you’ve got a sure-fire recipe for success. Damsons, black cherries, liquorice and dark chocolate. The oak is seamlessly integrated into the wine providing a glorious spine and extra dimension.

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Awards / Recognition:

  • 2018 Royal Sydney Wine Show Silver Medal
  • James Halliday Wine Companion 2019 – 94 points
  • Wine Showcase Magazine – 93 points

The Mob Montepulciano

2016 Atze’s Corner The Mob Montepulciano

Montepulciano hails from eastern Italy where it is famed for its deeply coloured reds with lively acidity and savoury tannins. Transplanted to an outstanding single vineyard in the sub region of Koonunga. “The Mob” loves the Barossa Valley’s long warm summers, and it’s flavours of dark chocolate, prunes and dark cherries are off the hook!

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Awards / Recognition:

  • 2018 Wine Showcase Magazine 95 points

The Giant Durif

2016 Atze’s Corner The Giant Durif

This is “one out of the box” that will leave your palate in a whirlpool of dark fruit, chocolate, mulberry and silky oak. Sitting just through the fence from a consistent Grange producing block, this site with its deep red clays and scattered iron stone across the surface, raises the eyebrows of some of the most fussy wine makers.

An awesome 2016 vintage, laser focused wine making and 18 months in barrel has served up a ball busting wine with a soft mouth feel.

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Awards / Recognition:

  • Huon Hooke The Real Review 2018 – 93 points

Eddie’s Old Vine Shiraz

2015 Atze’s Corner Eddie’s Old Vine Shiraz

Eddies’ Old Vine Shiraz is made from some of the world’s oldest Shiraz vines; a 100 year old vineyard planted in 1912 & two blocks of ‘senior’ vines from the Barossa floor. True to old vine character this Shiraz is intense, full-bodied and complex. Concentrated, ripe fruit coupled with passionate winemaking and ageing in new and seasoned French and American oak hogsheads give this wine a bursting rich bouquet, astonishing flavours and a smooth finish.

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Awards / Recognition:

  • 95 pts Halliday

Forgotten Hero Shiraz

2013 Atze’s Corner Forgotten Hero Shiraz

This low yielding block, planted in 1951, provides intensely flavoured grapes for this classic Barossa Shiraz. A minimum 18 months maturation in new French oak barrels coupled with it only being bottled from the most outstanding vintages results in a truly distinguished, complex and full-bodied wine. Due to the tiny size of this vineyard and the low yields, less than 50 cases are bottled in any one vintage.

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Awards / Recognition:

  • 95 pts Halliday

Zen Master Shiraz

2015 Atze’s Corner Zen Master Shiraz

The inky-deep purple colour catches your eye while floral characters, violet and rose petal, stream from the glass. Drinking Zen Master is pure joy, it is silky smooth, utterly seamless and perfectly balanced. Ripe, black fruit characters dominate the palate complexed by pepper spices and dark chocolate, a note of vanilla and hazelnut. So young, yet so polished. Too young in fairness, we’ve waited 100 years for the vines to grow we really should wait another decade to really enjoy this wine.

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Awards / Recognition:

  • 2015 not yet rated but previous vintage (2013) received 95 pts Halliday

“Hand-selected grapes from these and other family-owned vines are the key to Atze’s Corner wines.”