Barossa Stallwarts, Head to McLaren Vale
About the Winemaker
Nashwauk is owned and managed by Kaesler Wines, Barossa Valley. Stephen Dew and Reid Bosward are the winemakers.
Kaesler’s first wine made outside its Barossa Valley home maintains its winemakers’ criteria using estate grown fruit of predominantly old vine plantings.
The search to find the right vineyard took some time before a 20 ha property on Neill Road in McLaren Vale, Seaview sub region was bought in 2005.
Creating a name for the McLaren Vale brand took time. After months of deliberation, inspiration was drawn from the undulating hills and magnificent view down the Fleurieu Peninsula where the cool waters of the Gulf of St Vincent wash the white sandy beaches. Nashwauk is the name of a cargo and migrant ship, built in Nova Scotia, which met an early grave in the waters off the Fleurieu, near Moana Beach, in 1855.
About the Wine
Nashwauk Tempranillo has typical fruit nuances of the variety on the nose, cloves and star anise, the palate is medium bodied (a good thing), juicy with dark fruits and combining with a savoury, with an earthy undertone.
Great wine, its medium bodied so excellent with food - bring out the chorizo, or spicy meatballs.