KAESLER Avignon G.S.M.,
Barossa Valley, South Australia, Australia
產區/Region： Barossa Valley, Australia
品種/Grapes： Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvedre
酒質/Tasting Notes： 從這款酒的名字 “Avignon”可以了解這是以法國南隆河產區風格釀製的紅酒，採用Grenache、Shiraz和 Mourvedre混合釀製，也就是所謂的GSM紅酒；其中Grenache和 Mourvedre是產自70幾歲的老樹，而Shiraz則是40歲和105歲的老樹。為了呈現出其細緻優雅的風味，特別使用五年以上的法國橡木桶熟成；裝瓶前不經澄清和過濾處理以保持原味。
The“Avignon” is a style of red wine composed of Grenache, Shiraz and Mourvedre. The Grenache and Mourvedre vines are 70 years old and the Shiraz comes from vineyards 40 and 105 year’s old. The 2005 Avignon is blended as a medium bodied wine, for early consumption or medium term cellaring. The 2005 however will definitely need 6-12 months for its components to marry and should cellar well for at least 5-8 years. The wine was fermented hot (26-30 Degrees centigrade) in stainless steel and transferred to old oak (mostly older than 5 years), after alcoholic fermentation, where it completed its malo lactic fermentation. It was racked post MLF with no acid adjustment, and then returned to barrel, where it stayed until January 2006. The components were matured as individual vineyard parcels then blended. The criteria for a wine being selected for Avignon, is its harmony between flavour, tannin and acid. The wine was bottled in March 2006 with no fining or filtration.
Colour: Garnet with a youthful edge. Nose: Ripe dark berries, with earthy, charry overtones. Palate: Entry displays plum and blackberry fruit with fine tannin and tasty acidity. As the wine moves through the palate, the mouth feel widens and becomes quite savoury. The palate has great length. The aftertaste is very Mourvedre with a strong flavour of dark chocolate. Notes: This wine style is designed for food. It is a blend of Grenache (41 %), Shiraz(40%) and Mouvedre (19%). This wine will age over the next 5-8 years or so but the idea is to drink it younger rather than older.
酒精濃度/ Alcohol： 15.5%
適飲溫度/ Serving temperature： 18~22°C
建議搭配/ Food matches： 雞肉、義大利麵與海鮮。Chicken, Pasta, Seafood
得獎紀錄/Score： '02--Wine Spectator：85 pts; Robert Parker：90 pts
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凱斯樂酒廠 Kaesler Vineyards and Winery
Kesler 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. Now more than 70% of Kaesler’s red wine vines are 40 or more years old – age that shows in the brilliance of the wines. The present range of Kaesler Wines springs from a worldwide search for a property to produce the best possible grapes for red wine.