The Kaesler Viognier is better known as our winemakers ‘Love Child’. Sourced from a single site in Nuriootpa planted in 2000, this special white variety has become an obsession for the winemakers and our customers.
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 for some varieties, created a memorable harvest, with all wines showing a wide array of aromas and flavours. The highlight for 2021 was the overall quality, a genuine 10/10 season.
The grapes were carefully hand harvested in the cool of the morning and then whole bunch pressed extracting only the free run juice. The juice was allowed to settle for a few days and then racked off to one- and two-year-old French oak puncheons. Wild fermentation took place over the next 20 days, followed by 6 months on lees, stirred once a week to add complexity.
APPEARANCE: Pale straw.
BOUQUET: Aromas of honeysuckle and white flesh stone fruit, fill the glass.
PALATE: The full, rich and creamy palate has plenty of peach and apricot flavours with a touch of cinnamon spice and a hint of French oak in the background. Take the time to let this wine open up in the glass, the surprise is well worth it.
FOOD MATCH: Creamy curries, spicy Asian inspired dishes, chicken and salmon.
Region: Barossa Valley