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Schwarz Barossa Shiraz 2018

Special Price $27.00 Regular Price $30.00
Vibrant and richly fruited, this is a lively yet slurpable beast. Plums, dark chocolate, cherries, beetroot, spice, pepper and charcuterie all competing for your attention. A cracker now and with 5-8 years ahead of it at least. Fruit from Vine Vale, Bethany, Moppa Marananga, Stonewell, Hallett Valley, Eden Valley and Light Pass.
Schwarz Barossa Shiraz
Wine Specs
Region
Barossa Valley, SA
Vintage
2018
Winery
Schwarz Wine Company
Winemaker
Jason Schwarz
Bling
95pts Kim Brebach, 92pts James Halliday
Alcohol %
14.2
Size
750 mL
Jason Schwarz has wine in his DNA. A fifth gen. Barossa he was raised on his parents vineyard and studied wine marketing before discovering winemaking was his calling. He completed vintages in Bordeaux, Burgundy, The Rhone, Stellenbosch and the Napa Valley before returning to the Barossa to work in a number of different Barossa wineries. He has no formal winemaking training yet has a rare affinity for growing and sourcing spectacular fruit from vines up to 130 years old which he picks at the optimum ripeness level to allow the wine to shine once bottled. He was one of the very first Barossa producers to pick earlier than the norm. He makes bloody good wines. Little surprise his winery is rated 5 red stars by Halliday and that he is one of the select few included as part of the Artisans of the Barossa.
Barossa Valley, SA

Region

Barossa Valley, SA

Just 60km northeast of Adelaide, the Barossa Valley is one of Australia's oldest wine regi ...
Just 60km northeast of Adelaide, the Barossa Valley is one of Australia's oldest wine regions. Warm and dry, it is renowned for producing the distinctive Barossa Shiraz, a full-bodied red with notes of chocolate and spice. The valleys and sloping hills create several temperature ranges. But in summer, take it from us: it's just plain hot. The soils range from clay and loam in the cooler areas to the classically South Australian sand and red-brown loam in the valleys. Irrigation is often required, but with water supply an increasing problem, many growers are practicing dryland farming, relying on what falls from the sky and clings from night fog. Coupl ... Read Full Article
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Schwarz Wine Company

Winemaker

Schwarz Wine Company

Jason Schwarz has wine in his DNA, a fifth generation Barossan, he was raised on his paren ...
Jason Schwarz has wine in his DNA, a fifth generation Barossan, he was raised on his parents vineyard. Firstly, he studied wine marketing, before realising that winemaking was his true calling. Jason completed vintages in Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Rhone, Stellenbosch and the Napa Valley before, returning to the Barossa to work in a number of different wineries. Read Full Article
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Shiraz

Variety

Shiraz

Shiraz (which is essentially Syrah) is a dark-skinned grape grown throughout the world and ...
Shiraz (which is essentially Syrah) is a dark-skinned grape grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce powerful red wines. Wines made from Syrah are often powerfully flavoured and full-bodied. The variety produces wines with a wide range of flavor notes, depending on the climate and soils where it is grown, as well as other viticultural practices chosen. Aroma characters can range from violets to berries (usually dark as opposed to red), chocolate, espresso and black pepper. No one aroma can be called "typical" though blackberry and pepper are often noticed. With time in the bottle these "primary" notes are moderated and then supplemente ... Read Full Article
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Schwarz Wine Company
Schwarz Wine Company

Jason Schwarz has wine in his DNA, a fifth generation Barossan, he was raised on his parents vineyard. Firstly, he studied wine marketing, before realising that winemaking was his true calling. Jason completed vintages in Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Rhone, Stellenbosch and the Napa Valley before, returning to the Barossa to work in a number of different wineries.

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Barossa Valley, SA
Barossa Valley, SA

Just 60km northeast of Adelaide, the Barossa Valley is one of Australia's oldest wine regions. Warm and dry, it is renowned for producing the distinctive Barossa Shiraz, a full-bodied red with notes of chocolate and spice. The valleys and sloping hills create several temperature ranges. But in summer, take it from us: it's just plain hot.

The soils range from clay and loam in the cooler areas to the classically South Australian sand and red-brown loam in the valleys. Irrigation is often required, but with water supply an increasing problem, many growers are practicing dryland farming, relying on what falls from the sky and clings from night fog. Couple this with the number of very old vines in the region (which produce limited quantities of grapes), and the result is fruit with deeply concentrated flavour which quickly ripen. A great foundation for some of the world's most acclaimed reds.

History

Settled in numbers in 1841, land in the area was offered to

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Shiraz
Shiraz

Shiraz (which is essentially Syrah) is a dark-skinned grape grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce powerful red wines.

Wines made from Syrah are often powerfully flavoured and full-bodied. The variety produces wines with a wide range of flavor notes, depending on the climate and soils where it is grown, as well as other viticultural practices chosen. Aroma characters can range from violets to berries (usually dark as opposed to red), chocolate, espresso and black pepper. No one aroma can be called "typical" though blackberry and pepper are often noticed. With time in the bottle these "primary" notes are moderated and then supplemented with earthy or savory "tertiary" notes such as leather and truffle.

"Secondary" flavor and aroma notes are those associated with several things, generally winemakers' practices (such as oak barrel and yeast regimes).

History

It is called Syrah in its country of origin, France, as well as in the rest of

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