2016 Schild Estate Barossa Valley GMS

Retail
$18.00
Case
$216.00
Varieties
Grenache
Vintage
Country
Australia
Region
Barossa Valley
Alcohol
14.5%
Bottle size
750 mL

The wines from 2016 show much promise, however some late growing season heat and rain episodes ensured that it was not without some nervous moments for the winemakers along the way. A certain amount of nerve was required, but mother nature came to the party in the end and mild perfect conditions late in the season ensured we made it home really happy with the vintage.

Eyes

Dark cherry red , ruby

Nose

Inviting red fruit aromas of fresh cherries, red currants and raspberries combine with some blue fruit notes upfront before a hint of stony minerality and subtle notes of pepper spice, lavender and garrigue herb emerge from behind.

Mouth

Vibrant red berry and raspberry fruit show early on the palate providing a pillowy, velvet like feel to the wine early on. This fruity opening envelopes a firm Mataro core driving down the middle. Some white pepper spice provides an additional layer of interest and a super fine tannin presence provides some balance, containment and focus to the fruit.

Winemaking Notes

This blend of Grenache (55%), Mourvedre (30%) and Shiraz (15%) is an homage to the great wines of the Southern Rhone but with a very Barossan accent. These three classic red wine varieties are blended to showcase the unique qualities of each whilst ensuring balance, purity of fruit and the utmost drinkability.