14 Oct

There’s something very special about Australian wine valleys and especially Barossa. You can feel it in the landscape, in the people, the food and the wine. Wine has been a way of life in Barossa since 1842. Fast forward to today, Barossa is home to more than 550 grape growing families,

many  with the sixth generation still working the same plot of land, supplying quality grapes to more than 170 wine companies.

The best Barossa wines sit comfortably alongside the great wines of the world. Barossa Shiraz and Eden Valley Riesling have led the way as regional heroes, with Cabernet Sauvignon, Mataro, Grenache, Semillon and fortified wines all contributing to Barossa’s standing as one of the world’s great wine regions.

Founded in 1952, Schild Estate is a family owned vineyard and winery producing fine Barossa wines primarily Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz. They work their land as naturally as possible, covering the exposed soil with straw to provide shade and moisture to encourage earthworms which keep the soil loose. Most of the land is dry-farmed with only occasional irrigation needed.

The wines received accolades from the Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, Tanzer and Robert Parker, and they are considered one of the finest  estates in Barossa. Production is around 50,000 cases annually, less in years where they sell off fruit that doesn’t meet the Estate standards.

We are very pleased to introduce three of the Schild Estate’s wines: Shiraz, Chardonnay and a red blend (Grenache, Mourvedre and Shiraz).

2014 Schild Estate Barossa Valley GMS: A blend of Grenache (52%), Mourvedre (24%) and Shiraz (24%). Dark cherry red, ruby in color. 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. Vibrant red berry and raspberry fruit show early on in the palate providing a velvet like feel to the win. Some super fine tannins  provide some balance, containment and focus to the fruit. These three classic red wine varieties are blended to showcase the unique qualities of each, while ensuring balance, purity of fruit and drinkability.

  • 90 Points, James Suckling, 2015
  • 94 POINTS, Wine Companion, 2015
  • GOLD MEDAL, San Francisco International Wine Competition, 2015
  • SILVER MEDAL, Mundus Vini International Wine Awards, 2014
  • BRONZE MEDAL, Decanter World Wine Awards, 2015

 

2014 Schild Estate Barossa Valley Shiraz: Dark ruby, with purple, black hues. Open, aromatic red and dark berry fruit aromas combine alongside subtle dark chocolate and  oak spice. The soft, deep red and black fruit notes seen together on the nose also show in abundance on the palate where they are accompanied by a super fine tannin frame. These ensure some real balance to the wine and an easy drinkability so often found in Barossa Shiraz.

  • SILVER MEDALPRÄMIE Special Release 2013 Shiraz Mundus Vini, 2015
  • GOLD MEDALPRÄMIE Special Release 2013 Shiraz AWC Vienna, 2015

 

2016 Schild Estate Barossa Valley “Unoaked”ChardonnayPale straw in color. Fragrant delicate floral notes, white peach, nectarines and stone fruit. Round and juicy with a hint of creamy volume derived from lees stirring and some tell tale varietal nuttiness. Familiar notes of white peach, tropical fruit and lemon citrus to finish are coupled with a fresh acid line and a clear direction of travel and some real balance.