Kaesler’s new Reach for the Sky collection seeks to combine thoughtful winemaking and regenerative viticulture to create vibrant and unique wines that reflect the diversity of the Barossa, while honouring the ancient vines from the estate.
At Kaesler our younger vineyards have been planted using cuttings from our icon vineyards (Old Bastard, Alte Reben etc). It’s part of the journey to ensure we don’t lose our unique genetic material as we know it’s so special to our wines and to the Barossa.
Reach for the Sky parcels are selected from blocks that stylistically suit a more bright, fresh and vibrant style of wine that is made to be soft and approachable.
The 2021 vintage was in a word ‘Brilliant’. Barossa saw cool and dry conditions which has produced excellent quality reds and whites. Great growing conditions combined with good yields created a memorable harvest, with all wines showing a wide array of aromas and flavours. Soft supple tannins are in abundance in the reds which has ensured easy drinking in their youth, with careful cellaring also reaping rewards. The highlight for 2021 was the overall quality, a genuine 10/10 season.
All three varieties are picked and fermented separately prior to blending before it goes to bottle. Getting the blend right can be one of the most challenging part of the winemaking process as once its blended, it can’t be undone! Fortunately we were blessed with excellent quality for all three varieties from the 2021 vintage, which is a major reason why we have similar percentages of each variety in the blend. Best enjoyed slightly chilled!
APPEARANCE: Deep crimson, bright hue.
BOUQUET: Lifted red cherry, some dark brambly fruit with savoury spice from the Moucredre coming through.
PALATE: Rich plum, with a dense middle palate with a soft pure fruited finish. Fresh and vibrant, it hovers between medium and full bodied, the blend displays all the hallmarks of each of these great varieties perfectly.
FOOD MATCH: Tender red meat dishes with roasted mushrooms, or a charcuterie board is a great match.
Region: Barossa Valley
Variety: Grenache (39%), Shiraz (32%) Mourvèdre (29%)