Soft, elegant and richly satisfying southern Barossa Shiraz - hand-rubbingly good.
Dark ruby, with purple to black hues, the nose is full of aromatic red and dark berry fruit aromas with glimpses of dark chocolate and controlled oak spice. Fresh acidity and a super fine tannin frame support this abundant fruit on the palate, full and rich but smooth and not over-powering, and extremely more-ish.
Sourced from a number of carefully selected, family-owned vineyard parcels in an around Lyndoch and Rowland Flat, Schild Estate’s Barossa Shiraz is designed to reflect the soft elegant palate of Schild’s viticultural home in the Southern portions of the Barossa Valley.
2015 saw warm and dry conditions throughout most of growing season in the Barossa, but without any significant periods of severe heat. Yields were low and many red varieties ripened evenly, with great flavour depth and some firm prominent tannins which have softened well during maturation. As a result, many of the wines from the year show great structure and framing when young and look to have the ability to genuinely age well too.
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.