Kaesler WOMS is the quintessential Australian blend: the perfect mix of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon that produces a complex but rich, classic dry red wine, referred to as a ‘Weapon of Mass Seduction’ (WOMS). The limited edition WOMS is only crafted in years that yield outstanding vintage quality. The 2018 WOMS release is a tribute to the harvest, winemaking and diversity of the region.
Vintage 2018 in the Barossa was one of the more memorable. Everything leading up to growing season was text book, one of those years that Mother Nature was in a good mood. Really good rainfall through late winter and into spring set the year up really well. A few timely summer rains without too much heat, and then the weather cooled down perfectly for the late ripening season.
Hand harvested and destemmed and then allowed to settle for a day. After this, the ferments are then pumped over as needed in order to provide colour and tannin concentration. This process continued for 8 – 9 days for the Shiraz and 15 days for the Cabernet. The free run juice is then pumped away and using just the weight of the fruit we collect what we call ‘the draining’ over the next 8 -10 hours. The wine is then put directly into new French oak barrels to complete Malolactic fermentation.
APPEARANCE: Purple, crimson with a dense centre and a youthful edge
BOUQUET: Blackberries, mulberries and cherries with hints of charry oak.
PALATE: Full bodied with black cherries, vanilla and leather characters. The fruit is solid and tightened by oak and tannin in its youth. With cellaring, the oak will lay down and the fruit will prevail.
FOOD MATCH: Slow cooked roast meat or rich stews.
Region: Barossa Valley