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Kaesler ‘Avignon’ Grenache Mourvèdre Shiraz

Kaesler ‘Avignon’ Grenache Mourvèdre Shiraz

  • GSM Blend
  • Australia, 750ml
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Dark ruby red with a purple hue. Elegant bouquet filled with generous fruit, layered with beautifully integrated soft oak Upfront are all the berries blackberry and raspberry through to strawberries. Elegance and finesse on the palate Very youthful and vibrant on the palate with slightly grainy tannins that gets pushed aside by the layers of dark berry fruits that fill the mouth This vibrancy of fruit and the well balanced French oak make this a wine that with just keep giving for many years to come.

  • Winery: Kaesler
  • Varietal: Grenache, Mourvèdre, Shiraz
  • Region: Barossa Valley, Australia
  • Vintage: 2018
  • Alcohol: 15%
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Closure: Screwcap
  • Other: Sustainable Winegrowing, Vegan-Friendly
  • Food pairing: Grilled beef, lamb, pork & chicken; burgers; pasta with tomato-based sauces; garlic & mushrooms; mild-medium cheeses

"A Grenache, Mourvèdre and Shiraz blend, the former 2 varieties from 89year old vines, the Shiraz vines are 127 years old. Hand-picked and matured for 12 months in used French barriques. Good colour; an expressive bouquet of spiced red fruits, the palate gently savoury, with a continuation of the red berries and cherries. Manages to carry its alcohol."

Kaesler History:

"The first owners of the Kaesler vineyards were Silesian pioneers who came to the Barossa Valley in the 1840s and took up 96 acres in 1891. By 1893 they had planted the entire acreage with Shiraz, Grenache, Mataro (Mourvedre) and White Hermitage vines. Some of the gnarled dry-grown Shiraz still remains and provides the backbone of the intense wines we produce.

Over time, the Kaeslers pulled vines to plant fruit trees and to keep horses and cows. The site now home to the Kaesler Cellar Door; the old brick horse stable now holds a private tasting room, with Ernst Kaesler’s old house, now the Kaesler Cottages accommodation.

The remaining vines mostly consisted of red and fortified varieties, some Grenache added in the 1930’s and more Shiraz planted in the 60’s and 70’s. These plantings accounting for some of the celebrated aged Shiraz we produce today."

A Century of Tradition:

"The Kaesler vineyards were owned and operated by the Kaesler family from 1893 to 1986. In 1999, renowned agribusiness entrepreneur, Ed Peter and established winemaker Reid Bosward, together with business partners, seized the opportunity to purchase the property. They immediately set about regenerating the famous old vines and creating legendary wines. At this time, the Kaesler vineyards consisted of over 70% red wine vines, all 40 years of age or more.

Having access to premium old vine material, the winemaking and viticulture team set out to produce bold estate wines representative of the Barossa Valley. The intensity of the old vine Shiraz was the inspiration behind the production of the “Old Bastard.” Classified as “Outstanding” by Langtons with its rich and intense fruit style, the Old Bastard Shiraz paved the way for Kaesler. A string of highly celebrated wines followed suit, including the ‘Alte Reben’ and ‘Old Vine’ Shiraz, the infamous ‘Bogan’ Shiraz, Avignon Grenache blend and the approachable Stonehorse range.

A 5 star James Halliday rated winery, the winemaking team with their distinct style and modest winemaking techniques, consistently produce wines rated over 90 points by industry peers and publications."

Kaesler

  • 94/100 Points - James Halliday
  • Blue Gold - Sydney International Wine Show
  • Bronze - Barossa Wine Show



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