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Some precious old blocks of ancient vine Grenache still remain after a government sponsored program to cull unproductive vineyards during the 1980s. Yielding excruciatingly small harvests of the most characterful fruit, these wizzened old veterans deliver small batch vintages which are evocative of the old world classics from Cotes du Rhone. The enduring Wirra Wirra were established 1894, their eclectic range belies the splendour of small parcels which are separately handled and bottled for exclusive release. The Absconder draws fruit from vines planted a century ago, it merits a breathing and decant, an articulation about the sublime excellence of old vine.. The compelling case for old vines grenache»
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Schild Estate Sparkling Shiraz CONFIRM VINTAGE

Shiraz Barossa South Australia
Satisfying the growing resurgence amongst enthusiasts of grand Barossa Shiraz, for fully flavoured robust sparkling red wines, Schild are a boutique, father to son estate, who have been releasing vintages of impressive international repute. Sparkling red wines have been a Schild family tradition from the very beginning, the luscious dark berry flavours and elegant tannins of Lyndoch grown Shiraz, make a deeply indulgent effervescent wine that's the ideal match to dressed game or richly liqueured desserts.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$299.00
The Schild Estate vineyards sprout Shiraz grown to vines planted by the earliest Barossa settlers. Slightly cooler than its northern neighbour, the southern end of the Barossa Valley is perfect for growing Shiraz vines capable of providing lush, generous fruit, ideal for the production of sparkling Shiraz. A single vineyard wine from a small parcel on the estate Aherns vineyard near Lyndoch, harvested in mid March each year, destemmed and left on skins over several days for extraction. Juices are vinified in open top fermenters and allowed to develop for a year in seasoned French and American oak hogsheads. The wine is then put through a secondary fermentation and doseaged prior to bottling.
Dark cherry red, persistent mousse. Rich and inviting aromas of blackberry, dark plums, cherries, chocolate and licorice. Vibrant berry fruits and pepper spice are supported by a soft tannin structure with balanced acid and sweetness giving the wine a fine bead and creamy, elegant mouthfeel. Schild is an ultra fine example of a uniquely Australian winestyle, the finish is fresh, plush and lingering.
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