From an Original Barossa Pioneering Family
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.
Semillon is the workhorse variety, not only for the Barossa but for Australia. It never ceases to amaze us how many wineries balk at labelling a wine Semillon, and prefer to call it “Classic Dry White” or something to that effect. Kaesler Semillon reflects some of Reid Bosward’s winemaking past. He cut his teeth at Tyrrells, had a stint in the Graves, and then finally settled in the Barossa.
Solid nose. Fresh cut grass, lime preserve, wet slate, green mandarin and green mango.
Laser like acid, precise and bracing acidity. Pure. Lime pith and zest flavours, lemon juice. Youthful.
The Hunter teaches you about acid, balance and respect for its more subtle characteristics, not to mention its ability to age. Graves teaches you how too work a style, literally adding the wine makers spin. The Barossa offers an opportunity that allows one to knits these lessons together, and come up with a style that is tasty when young, but will also offer some interest as it ages. Be brave, stick it in the cellar for 10 years +.