Ben Schild Reserve Barossa Shiraz 2019




From the Schild family’s Angus Brae vineyard near Lyndoch comes this full throttle, blockbuster Barossa Shiraz. Free run and pressed juices are fermented and aged separately in a combination of French, American and Hungarian oak hogsheads, matured for two years then blended prior to bottling.

Deep, dark purple, dense and solid to the edge, dark plum fruit and subtle wood spice sits alongside a sanguine waft and brief glimpses of cured billtong and dried tobacco leaf. Rich ripe dark berry fruit combines with just a hint of tongue coating dustiness and classic Shiraz flavour of dark chocolate and coffee bean all then pinned in just enough by a super fine tannin structure. The lush fruit does not let up, but keeps rolling though in waves driving long through to the finish.

  • Full, rich, complex
  • 750 ml
  • 14.5% Alcohol
  • Screwcap
  • Drink by 2025
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Producer: Schild Estate

Ben and Alma Schild moved to the Barossa 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 and the only son living at home, to run the family property at the age of 16.

Ed Schild’s love for the region, and its variety of landscapes and ecosystems, saw him steadily grow vineyard holdings to over 450 acres under vine today, all cultivated under the expert eye of his son Mick. He 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 winds, particularly in the summer, the vineyard shows a number of characters more akin to its close neighbour, Eden Valley.

Schild Estate Wines were produced offsite until the new state-of-the-art Valley of Hope Winery was opened in 2010, with 2011 the first complete vintage to come through its doors, under the charge of Chief Winemaker Scott Hazeldine. Ed and Lorraine have four children and eight grandchildren which ensures a strong family focus within the day to day running of the winery today.

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Gold Medal
International Wine Challenge Awards (2018)

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