A restrained and classy Barossa Riesling, ripe and minerally with a refreshing lime twist.
A delicate, supple mouth feel with ever-present flavours of lime peel and lemon sherbet, accompanied by supporting minerals, floral notes and fragrant spices. The wine finishes clean, long and balanced, with a refreshing lime zing.
Ed Schild purchased the Tweedies Gully vineyard in 1977, noting that with its westerly aspect, high altitude and sandy loam soils, the vineyard was a perfect fit for premium Riesling production. Taking advantage of the cooling afternoon gully winds, particularly in the summer, the vineyard shows a number of characters more akin to its close neighbour, Eden Valley.
2017 was a particularly strong year for whites in the Barossa. A mild, at times cool, December and January saw ideal conditions prevail towards the end of the growing season, resulting in 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.
Schild Estate is a second-generation Barossa wine family. Ben and Alma Schild moved to the Valley in 1952, acquiring their first vineyard near Rowland Flat where the original homestead is still situated. Tragically Ben died suddenly in 1956 leaving son Ed, the youngest of eight children, to run the family property at the age of 16.
Ed Schild’s enthusiasm for the region, its offerings and vineyards saw him steadily grow the landholdings of the Schild Family, which today encompasses over 450 acres under vine. Within this large amount of land is one small patch of 160 year old shiraz vines which produces the iconic Moorooroo Shiraz.
Ed and Lorraine have four children and eight grandchildren which ensures a strong family focus within the winery today. In July 2010, the new state-of-the-art Valley of Hope Winery was opened, with 2011 the first complete vintage to come through its doors, under the charge of Chief Winemaker Scott Hazeldine.