Get ready to embark on an exhilarating wine journey with “Schild Estate Shiraz”! This extraordinary wine is crafted from a blend of meticulously selected Shiraz grapes sourced from exclusive vineyards, including the esteemed ‘Workshop,’ ‘Angus Brae,’ and ‘Three Springs.’ Located in Altona, between Rowland Flat and Lyndoch, Angus Brae derives its name from Ed Schild’s grandson, Michael’s eldest. Meanwhile, Three Springs Farm Vineyard occupies the historic site of the original family Estate.
Let’s dive into the Vintage of 2019, where the growing season kicked off with a warmer-than-average winter and spring. A few sizzling moments followed, but we soon found ourselves blessed with near perfect conditions as harvest dates approached. While some blocks experienced early sugar accumulation without complete flavour development. The winemakers knew that there was no substitute for spending significant time in the vineyards. With careful canopy and moisture management, the flavour components caught up, resulting in exceptional quality despite lower yields.
Prepare to be captivated by the technical marvels of this wine! Fermented in stainless steel open fermenters. It undergoes secondary malolactic fermentation in new and seasoned oak hogsheads. Our focus is on minimal handling, allowing the oak to provide structural framing rather than overpowering the flavour profile. Maturing gracefully for 12-14 months in barrels, “Schild Estate Shiraz” often undergoes a light filtration and fining prior to bottling, ensuring the wine is at its best.
Now, let’s savour the sensory adventure! Bright and lively aromas of blackcurrant and mulberry burst onto the scene, leading you to an exquisite palate where they mingle harmoniously with classic black pepper spice and hints of dark chocolate. Experience the initial mouth-filling roundness. Followed by a delicate lattice of tannins that adds authentic structure, balance, and control as the wine dances across your palate.
Unleash the captivating spirit of “Schild Estate Shiraz” and elevate your wine experiences to new heights. Allow yourself to be enchanted by this exceptional wine, born from a blend of select vineyards and crafted with meticulous artistry.
Accolades & Awards
92 POINTS – The Wine Front, 2020
91 POINTS – The Real Review, 2020
90 POINTS – Ray Jordan, Wine Pilot, 2022 SILVER – Houston Rodeo Uncorked, 2023
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Fox at The Door Gold Reserve Shiraz
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The wine has lifted aromas of berry fruits and spice, combined with flavours of ripe raspberry, dark cherry and chocolate, producing a delicious and approachable wine with excellent length.
A true star of the Barossa Valley Region!