Estate Range

2016 Schild Estate Barossa Valley GMS

Barossa Valley
Bottle size
750 mL

Clear, bright dark ruby in colour. Prominent lifted, aromas of dark cherries, plums and red currants that sit alongside slightly more subtle glimpses of some darker fruit, violet flower perfume and pepper spice. The vibrant red and dark berry juicy fruit mix of Grenache and Shiraz shows early on the palate providing a pillowy, velvet like feel to the wine early on. This fruity opening envelopes around a firm mataro core which provides some bluer fruits and a sturdy structure on which to hang. Some white pepper spice and faint smoky notes provide an additional layer of interest and a super fine tannin presence provides some balance, containment and focus to the fruit which rolls right though to the end.

Winemaking Notes

Each variety is fermented separately in stainless steel open fermenters. Ferment temperatures are a touch lower than for our other reds and oak is used sparingly with a desire to retain some fruit freshness and softness to the wine.

Growing Conditions

A mild, December and January with cool nights saw ideal conditions prevail towards the end of the 2016 growing season. The result was a measured pace of ripening which ensured the balanced development of sugar and flavours in the fruit along with the retention of natural grape acid before some later season warmth allowed some real fruit presence to develop.

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