An Overview of Kalyra Wines & Styles
With a strong conviction of creating food compatible wines and simply not making the same wines as everybody else, the Kalyra wine portfolio is as interesting as it is varied. Winemaker Mike Brown holds true to the new world philosophy that a wine should be a reflection of the grape as well as the unique characteristics of where it is grown.
The white wine list includes the following all from the Santa Ynez Valley: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay (Stainless steel fermented), off dry Gewürztraminer, Semillon/Verdelho, Pinot Bianco, and Scheurebe. In a bold and typically aggressive Aussie winemaking style, Kalyra also has reintroduced the classic dry Rose with its Sangiovese/Merlot Rose.
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The red wine portfolio also reflects an adventurous new world style. With its cooler climate, the Santa Ynez Valley is well suited to some classic Italian styles. Nebbiolo and Sangiovese are produced by Kalyra annually and are perfect examples of food compatible wines. The Bordeaux varietals of Santa Barbara County base their success on climate and patience. The warm years produce finely balanced Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Mike has always been a dedicated fan of Rhone varietals and blends and his twenty plus years of experience in the area has seen some clever grape sourcing and resultant fine wines.
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The dessert wines from Kalyra have attracted a cult-like following, together with a list of awards and lavish praise from the " experts". In the rich tradition of Australian dessert wines, the list contains fortified Muscat (Black and Orange), Liqueur Muscat, Vintage and Ruby Ports and the now famous Tawny Port. In addition are a number of limited release late harvest and Eiswein styles.
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