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Schild Estate Ben Schild Reserve Shiraz 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

"Upon purchasing the Three Springs property in 1952, Ben Schild transformed the land into a mixed farm with a focus on sustainable viticulture and planted the seed that would one day become Schild Estate. Sourced from a carefully selected single vineyard parcel in the hills overlooking Lyndoch, the Reserve Shiraz has been created as a fitting tribute to the man that started the family’s long association with viticulture and winemaking in the Barossa. The 2010 vintage was fermented in small open fermenters before being matured in a combination of French, American and Hungarian oak for 24 months and then undergoing a further 24 months maturation in bottle prior to release. Deep purple in colour, this Shiraz has a bouquet of violets, blue fruits supported by hints of dark chocolate and exotic spices. Soft, full, creamy dark berry fruit compote notes on the front palate are contained just enough by some vibrant acid and subtle grape and oak tannin framing. These ensure some freshness and a clear direction of travel through the mouth to counter balance the fruit weight. A full and dense wine, but also one which is structured and fresh." Winery Notes

Winery: Schild Estate  
Color: Red
Varietal: Syrah
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Schild Estate:
The Schild name has a long history in the Barossa dating back to 1952 when Ben Schild purchased the Three Springs Farm property in Rowland Flat and settled with his family. Ben transformed the land into a mixed farm with a focus on sustainable viticulture. Ben’s son Ed took over the property at the tender age of 16, after his sudden death in 1956. Through careful management and a keen ... Read more
The Schild name has a long history in the Barossa dating back to 1952 when Ben Schild purchased the Three Springs Farm property in Rowland Flat and settled with his family. Ben transformed the land into a mixed farm with a focus on sustainable viticulture. Ben’s son Ed took over the property at the tender age of 16, after his sudden death in 1956. Through careful management and a keen eye for premium Barossa vineyards Ed has cemented himself as one of the largest independent premium grape growers in the region with over 400 acres under vine. Today second and third generation vigneron’s work side by side to solidify Schild Estate’s reputation, built on its commitment to translating the unique tapestry of its vineyards into wines that speak of honesty and drinkability. Schild Estate’s vineyards include some of the oldest in Australia including the famous Moorooroo vineyard near Jacob’s Creek, which was planted in 1847 by William and John Jacob. Ed’s vineyard site selection has favoured the cooler, southern end of the Barossa near Lyndoch, which enjoys a slower and longer ripening period – perfect for optimum grape flavour development. These generous wines are spearheaded by the iconic Moorooroo Shiraz, demonstrating regional integrity and illustrating Schild Estate’s reputation as Pure Barossa. Read less

"Upon purchasing the Three Springs property in 1952, Ben Schild transformed the land into a mixed farm with a focus on sustainable viticulture and planted the seed that would one day become Schild Estate. Sourced from a carefully selected single vineyard parcel in the hills overlooking Lyndoch, the Reserve Shiraz has been created as a fitting tribute to the man that started the family’s long association with viticulture and winemaking in the Barossa. The 2010 vintage was fermented in small open fermenters before being matured in a combination of French, American and Hungarian oak for 24 months and then undergoing a further 24 months maturation in bottle prior to release. Deep purple in colour, this Shiraz has a bouquet of violets, blue fruits supported by hints of dark chocolate and exotic spices. Soft, full, creamy dark berry fruit compote notes on the front palate are contained just enough by some vibrant acid and subtle grape and oak tannin framing. These ensure some freshness and a clear direction of travel through the mouth to counter balance the fruit weight. A full and dense wine, but also one which is structured and fresh." Winery Notes

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