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Schild Estate Estate Merlot 2013

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The 2013 Merlot was sourced from high on the eastern edge of the Barossa Valley off our Angus Brae and Three Springs vineyards. Here, sheltered hillsides and cooling afternoon gully winds coming down from Eden Valley, temper the warm Barossa sunshine and ensure conditions are ideal for ripening Merlot. Harvested in the cool of the early hours, the fruit is crushed to traditional open top fermenters where a combination of soft handling techniques are used to try and obtain a balance between the plush round textural qualities so often associated with Merlot and some interest and structure from work on the soft tannins. Colour: Deep ruby. Bouquet: Intense lifted aromas of dark plums dominate and are supported by fresh hints of fresh cherries and dark chocolate. Palate: The flavours of plums and dark berry fruit evident on the nose are clearly also evident on the palate, but here they are balanced by a subtle fine tannin framework around the edges which provides a clear path of travel to the wine. A hint of spice appears to provide some added interest as the soft dark fruit rolls through to the finish. Cellaring: Drink to 2023

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  • 2013

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Winery: Schild Estate  
Varietal: Merlot
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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

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The 2013 Merlot was sourced from high on the eastern edge of the Barossa Valley off our Angus Brae and Three Springs vineyards. Here, sheltered hillsides and cooling afternoon gully winds coming down from Eden Valley, temper the warm Barossa sunshine and ensure conditions are ideal for ripening Merlot. Harvested in the cool of the early hours, the fruit is crushed to traditional open top fermenters where a combination of soft handling techniques are used to try and obtain a balance between the plush round textural qualities so often associated with Merlot and some interest and structure from work on the soft tannins. Colour: Deep ruby. Bouquet: Intense lifted aromas of dark plums dominate and are supported by fresh hints of fresh cherries and dark chocolate. Palate: The flavours of plums and dark berry fruit evident on the nose are clearly also evident on the palate, but here they are balanced by a subtle fine tannin framework around the edges which provides a clear path of travel to the wine. A hint of spice appears to provide some added interest as the soft dark fruit rolls through to the finish. Cellaring: Drink to 2023

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