SCHWARZ META GRENACHE 2017

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SCHWARZ META GRENACHE 2017

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Hand picked, wild yeast, 91% whole bunch, unfined and unfiltered, 13.8% alcohol.  220 dozen produced.

Here’s where things start to get a bit more serious.  Drop whatever pre-conceptions you may have about Barossa Grenache – this variety is perhaps the best showcase of Schwarz’s precise and fine tuned style.  The paler colour gives hint to the whole bunch make, with stemmy impressions weaving through the lifted nose of red berries, rhubarb, cherry and spice.  Deserves comparisons to Pinot Noir as an aromatic, crisp and textured food wine.

"That’s a whole lot of whole bunch. It shows in the wine. It hits you with smoky, nutty, spicy flavour, challengingly so, though it then backs it with Turkish delight and pure plum flavours. It yells at you but then lets you off easy. It does though remain grabby and light. It looks a little murky in the glass, which I don’t mind at all. This is grenache as food. Pulpy, savoury, smoked. You wouldn’t think it’s to everyone’s taste but who cares. It works." 92+ points, Campbell Mattinson, www.winefront.com.au

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Schwarz Wine Co.

Fine tuned, minimally handled wines from enviable old vine sources

Find great fruit.  Handle minimally to allow full expression of vintage and place.  A deceptively simple philosophy to raising some phenomenal wines.

Schwarz Wine Co has for some time been at the forefront of contemporary Barossa winemaking, crafting site and vintage transparent wines of perfume, structure, and finely etched detail.  The family vineyards provide the backbone of the label, though Jason Schwarz’s relationships with talented growers are paramount to an enviable cache of old vine fruit sources.  Touch the fruit lightly, don't pick too late, keep oak use in check - the house style here is pure and vibrant.