Kaesler Avignon G.S.M 2006 Front Label
Kaesler Avignon G.S.M 2006 Front Label

Kaesler Avignon G.S.M 2006

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Winemaker Notes

A blend of 49% Grenache, 32% Shiraz and 19% Mourvedre.

The "Avignon" blend is a style that Kaesler has been tinkering with since 1997. It is essentially the reserve GSM. When winemaker, Reid Bosward tastes the different components, he is looking for the most voluptuous texture first. All parcels that do not make the cut in terms of the seamless texture he is aiming for are redirected to the Stonehorse GSM.

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A glass-coating purple color, aromas of mineral, forest fl oor, leather, kirsch, blueberry, and black cherry ... full-bodied, structured, well balanced wine with a plush texture and serious depth.
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Kaesler is a privately owned wine company that produces estate grown wines from vineyards as old as 1893. The Kaesler family were pioneers who settled in the Barossa Valley in the 1840's. In 1891 they bought a parcel of land and in 1893 planted their first vines. Today Kaesler wines are made from these ancient, dry grown vineyards, by the third owners of this magnificent property.

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Historically and presently the most important wine-producing region of Australia, the Barossa Valley is set in South Australia, where more than half of the country’s wine is made. Because the climate is very hot and dry, vineyard managers work diligently to ensure grapes reach the perfect levels of phenolic ripeness.

The intense heat is ideal for plush, bold reds, particularly Shiraz on its own or Rhône Blends featuring Shiraz, Grenache, and Mourvèdre. Often Shiraz and Cabernet partner up for plump and powerful reds. While much less prevalent, light-skinned varieties such as Riesling, Viognier or Semillon produce vibrant Barossa Valley whites.

Most of Australia’s largest wine producers are based here and Shiraz plantings date back as far as the 1850s or before. Many of them are dry farmed and bush trained, still offering less than one ton per acre of inky, intense, purple juice.

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