Shiraz Barossa South Australia
Growing just a short distance north of Lyndoch Township, the feted vines on Schild's Liebich and Angus Brae blocks are meticulously husbanded to fully exploit the bounty of influences offered by the exceptional terroir and clime. Each vintage, certain parcels emerge as the stars. The Schild team set aside the pick of harvest for a highly deferential treatment, a minimal movement of juices throughout the vinification, as truly great wine needs to be unperturbed in the making, a generous style of unsurpassable excellence, elegance and finesse.
Picked at perfect ripeness, bunches are destemmed and crushed into open fermenters, inoculated and vinified, treated to regular pumpovers whilst in contact with skins, extracting deep colour, optimal flavours and judicious tannin. Upon completion of ferments and a course of malolactic, components are filled to a selection of seasoned and new French oak hogsheads, integrating intense fruit flavours while infusing subtle complexities, imparting a measure of cocoa warmth while softening the tannins. It remains a lovely surprise at assemblage time to see which barrels shine from the depths of the cellar to be worthy of inclusion into Pramie Shiraz.
Deep, dark ruby red. Full, soft and layered with aromas of vibrant blackberries and blood plum fruit, cedar notes, fresh vanilla bean, pan forte and clove spice. Intense primary fresh plum flavours, pure lifted blue and black berries, graphite and clove give way to a rich, dynamic palate of immeasurable length, discipline and control, truly great Shiraz of marvelous character, elegance and finesse.