Cabernet Sauvignon Barossa South Australia
Located just a short distance north of Lyndoch Township, vines grown to the Schild's Angus Brae site are managed to fully exploit the bounty of influences offered by the exceptional soil profile and terroir. Schild captures the essence of Cabernet Sauvignon as an expression of the Barossa, with its warm and generous palate reflecting the full spectrum of varietal flavours and regional aspects. Minimal movement of juices throughout vinification is the practise, as good wine needs to be unperturbed as it evolves, a generous style of elegance and finesse.
Harvested at optimum ripeness, harvests of Cabernet Sauvignon are sourced from the Kleeman's and Liebech`properties, Three Springs and Angas Brae vineyard in the Barossa's cooler south. Parcels are destemmed and crushed into open fermenters, inoculated and vinified, treated to regular pumpovers whilst in contact with the skins, to extract as much colour and flavour possible, constructing a generous drinking style. 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,. Alcohol 14.5%
Dark red magenta colour. Intense berries and plum on the nose, plenty of ripe red and black berry fruit over hints of sandalwood and cedar. A powerful but elegant palate showing vibrant, lifted varietal fruit, black berries, plums and morello cherry, framed by classically structured tannins to contribute wonderful length, subtlety and ripeness, before a final lift of fruit to perfectly balance the finish.