The Reschke history and its close relationship with Coonawarra began in 1906 with the establishment of a prime Hereford stud in the heart of the region.
It is this cattle grazing heritage that is reflected in the Reschke bull logo, and the names of the premium Reschke wines: Bos, Vitulus, Bull Trader.
Burke Reschke, the fourth generation in the family to work the land in Coonawarra, started to develop vineyards and grow grapes for other wineries on the Reschke estate in 1989. The resulting fruit was of such exceptional quality that it was in demand by many wineries, and used in some of Australia’s icon wines.
The Reschke ‘R-Series’ is a diverse range of varietals, harvested at peak flavour development, when the vibrancy and perfume of each variety is most expressive. Minimal intervention winemaking ensures that these flavours are retained in the finished wine, and the wines are bottled while young, fresh, and vibrant. Well suited to early consumption, the R-Series wines are versatile and well suited to a range of different food flavours, textures, and styles.
"This is sweetly fruited and beautifully fragrant on the nose showing Black Doris plum, floral, subtle spice and almond characters. The palate is equally charming with ripe fruit intensity and silky texture, leading to a lengthy comforting finish."
“Some whole berries in the ferment, matured for 18 months in a combination of seasoned French and American oak. This is a bright, super-pretty, sweetly fruited and gently spicy wine that shows the modern side of Coonawarra. This is delicious, verging on uncomplicated, and just a total delight. What fun for $20!”
"Intensely aromatic with Granny Smith apple, nectarine, green rockmelon and kaffir lime notes on the nose, it's vibrant and lively with loads of juicy flavours, finishing wonderfully long and delectable."
The Reschke ‘Bull Trader’ collection is a versatile range of wines, a step-up in terms of weight and complexity from the R-Series. The white varietals are sourced from lower-yielding blocks creating more intensity of fruit flavour and identifiable expressions of the region.
The red grapes mature slightly longer in the vineyard, developing richer dark red and black fruit flavours, while tannin levels are also increased from the low yields and high ratio of skins to juice during fermentation. Maturation in French and American oak barrels until flavours have integrated and tannins softened ensures that the wines are ready for enjoyment while retaining maturation potential.
VITULUS, BOS, EMPYREAN
The Reschke range has expanded over time to include a number of individual wines, crafted from outstanding blocks – each vintage from the original estate. Each of the wines are handcrafted in the vineyard, winery, and barrel cellar to create wines of great character. All ready for immediate enjoyment, but worthy of further time in bottle. A number of these wines have undergone careful long-term maturation, and have been released when mature enough to demonstrate the cellaring potential and pedigree of the Reschke wines.
Vitulus – Latin for bull calf – Cabernet & Shiraz
Skillfully crafted to drink well at release and reward those with patience from a short stay in the cellar.
Bos – Latin for Bull – Cabernet
Full-bodied complex wines with structure, generosity and persistence.
Empyrean – Cabernet
The highest heaven or heavenly sphere in ancient and medieval cosmology. A rewarding, heavenly like wine, mature, refined, complex and ever evolving.