SCHWARZ THIELE ROAD GRENACHE 2016

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SCHWARZ THIELE ROAD GRENACHE 2016

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Thiele Road Grenache has been produced since vintage 2002, a foundation wine of Schwarz, and a vineyard owned by the family.  The gnarled old vines were planted in 1941, with the vineyard in the Bethany sub region.

Stylistically, this continues the theme of outside the normal box Grenache, its lines more sharply drawn, though with a little more meat on the bones than Meta. 

"Hand-picked from the family block in Bethany planted ’41, open-fermented with 20% whole bunches, foot-stomped at the end of fermentation and left on skins for a further 15 days, basket-pressed to used French puncheons and a small tank, bottled Oct ’17. Very light, clear crimson; this is Barossa Valley grenache on its best behaviour, with a glorious abundance of sweet red fruits in a gossamer net of the finest tannins. It emphatically doesn’t show any sign of underripe fruit. A wine for rejoicing." 96 points, James Halliday

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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.