Edgar Schild Reserve Barossa Grenache 2015

30.00

Description

Planted in 1916, these centenarian bush vines grow high on the Eastern hills overlooking Rowland Flat, within the Schild family estate. The low-yielding craggy vines grow untrelissed and are hand-picked the way they have been for a hundred years.

Free run and pressed juices are fermented and aged separately in a combination of new and old French oak hogsheads, matured for two years then blended prior to bottling.

Dark ruby, clear & bright with perfumed aromas of both red and dark fruit show prominently upfront and entice the drinker in before subtle glimpses of nut loaf, cardamom and oak spice add a secondary layer of interest. Smooth, silky and voluptuous in the mouth, the interplay between red and dark fruit continues with flavours of morello cherries, redcurrants and dark plum filling out the front and mid palates, with a fine subtle tannin frame working to constantly lift and support through to a long, soft and tangy finish with crisp, cleansing natural acidity.

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

Schild Estate is named for the second-generation Barossa wine family which bears its name. 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 and the only son living at home, 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 all cultivated under the expert eye of his son Mick. Within this large amount of land is one small patch of 160 year old shiraz vines which produces the iconic Moorooroo Shiraz. He also 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.

Until recently Schild Estate Wines were produced offsite but 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.

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. As Ed Schild’s daughters Judy and Leanne play an increasingly important role in the estate, the request naturally came for a sparkling white wine to complement the lively banter of the Schild family get together and their Premium Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from 2013 and 2014 vintages filled the vacancy perfectly.  

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