Shiraz Barossa South Australia
By one of the Barossa's most internationally renowned harbingers of fine Australian wine, a big hit in America for all the right reasons. Elegantly structured and seamless, the exploit of quality fruit and skilled winemaking. This vibrant, personable Shiraz is a true expression of Barossa generosity, gracefully endowed with an attractive full bodied palate, showing exceptional balance between quality new oak and judicious alcohol, ripe acids and layers of savoury fruit.
Schild Estate's reputation is built on a commitment to translating the unique tapestry of vineyards into wines that speak of honesty and drinkability. Schild's Shiraz is another fine example of a classic regional style sourced exclusively from vines grown toward the southern end of Barossa Valley and the Schild Estate Angus Brae property. Fully ripened grapes are harvested throughout the cool of night. After crushing the musts are vinified in traditional open fermenters and given extended time on skins to carefully extract the full amount of colour, flavour and complexity. The wine is then treated to an extended maturation in a selection of new and prior use French and American oak hogsheads. Alcohol 14.5%
Vibrant, deep rich red colour. A nose of ripe cherries and plum, dark chocolates, christmas cake spice and vanillin undertones derived from the extended maturation in fine oak. A middle palate of vibrant, dark berry fruit is supported by clearly defined yet elegant tannin framework and some balanced acidity to provide structure and length. Long and lingering, bright, aromatic acids and a powerful intensity of fruit indicating a wine of generous complexity.