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Wines
Callipari is a Boutique Winery and was established in 1997 by the Callipari Family. We specialize in making our wines by traditional methods.

Grapes are harvested by hand. Gently crushed and open fermentation is then carried out.To date, pressing is done with the traditional basket press.

The wines are then left on lees for a few months and racked into French and American Hogsheads. American Barriques are also used with Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Racking takes place once or twice in a year depending on the state of the wine. Prior to bottling, the wines are filtered to retain as much of the natural complexities of the wine as possible.

At Callipari we try to impart the terroir into our wines and gently nurture our finished product from what nature has provided us with.

Our wines are made by traditional methods from carefully selected  parcels of grapes from the family vineyards. All the wines are made from grapes grown on the estate.

Our current wines are

            1999 Grenache, Cabernet Franc & Shiraz

            2000 Grenache, Cabernet Franc & Shiraz

            2000 Cabernet/Merlot

            2000 Shiraz/Cabernet

            2001 Grenache, Cabernet Franc & Shiraz

            2001 Cabernet Sauvignon

            2001 Shiraz

            2001 Cabernet/Merlot

 

CABERNET/MERLOT 2000
(Bronze Medal, 2000 Victorian Wines Show)

Rich berry flavours and soft, smooth velvet finish.

The first vintage from Callipari Karkarooc vineyard has produced an excellent blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Traditional winemaking followed by American & French oak maturation.

A ready to drink now wine which will improve with further bottle age.

Preservative 220 added  13% Alc./Vol Produce of Australia
Approx 7.7 Standard Drinks.

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CABERNET/MERLOT 2001

Rich berry flavours, hints of mint & vanilla and soft, smooth velvet finish.

The second vintage from Callipari Karkarooc vineyard has produced an excellent blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

Traditional winemaking followed by American & French oak maturation.

A ready to drink now wine which will improve with further bottle age.

Preservative 220 added  14% Alc./Vol  Produce of Australia.
Approx 8.3 Standard Drinks

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SHIRAZ CABERNET 2000

Colourful, Peppery & Fruitful with a full flavoured berry finish. First vintage of these varieties.

Traditional winemaking followed by American & French oak maturation.

A ready to drink now wine which will improve with further 5-7 years bottle age.

Preservative 220 added 14% Alc./Vol. Produce of Australia.
Approx 8.3 Standard Drinks.

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CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2001
(Commendation Bronze, 2001 Victorian Wines Show)

Lots of fresh aromas, minty & summer berries with hints of oak and true Cabernet Sauvignon character. This is the second picking of Cabernet from Callipari Karkarooc vineyard.

Traditional winemaking was followed by ageing for 12 months in American oak.

A ready to drink now wine, with very good  cellaring potential

Preservative 220 added  14.5% Alc./Vol  Produce of Australia.
Approx 8.6 Standard Drinks.

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SHIRAZ 2001

Rich, colourful and full of fruit with spicy and toasty characteristics.

The first straight Shiraz to be released from the Callipari Karkarooc Vineyard. Traditional winemaking was followed by ageing for 12 months in American oak.

A ready to drink now wine which improve with further cellaring.

Preservative 220 added  14.5% Alc./Vol.  Produce of Australia.
Approx 8.6 Standard Drinks.

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GRENACHE/CABERNET FRANC SHIRAZ 1999

Vibrant, fresh, full flavoured & very luscious.

The third release of this blend from Callipari Karkarooc vineyard. Traditional winemaking was followed by ageing for 12 months in American & French oak.

A ready to drink now wine, with further bottle age.

Preservative 220 added  13% Alc./Vol  Produce of Australia.
Approx 7.7 Standard Drinks.

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GRENACHE/CABERNET FRANC SHIRAZ 2000

Vibrant, fresh and full flavoured blend.

The fourth release of this blend from Callipari’s Karkarooc vineyard. Traditional winemaking was followed by ageing for 12 months in American & French oak.

A ready to drink now wine, with further cellaring potential

Preservative 220 added  13% Alc./Vol  Produce of Australia.
Approx 7.7 Standard Drinks

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GRENACHE/CABERNET FRANC SHIRAZ 2001

Very luscious, ripe berries almost floral with a full middle palate and a clean fresh finish with a hint of spice.

The fifth release of this blend from Callipari Karkarooc vineyard. Traditional winemaking was followed by ageing for 12 months in American & French oak.

A ready to drink now wine, with further cellaring potential

Preservative 220 added  14.5% Alc./Vol.  Produce of Australia.
Approx 8.6 Standard Drinks.

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