Schwarz Nitschke Block Shiraz 2018
$ 46.00 incl. GST
|10% off any 12 bottles.||12 - 120||10 %|
The wine where it all began – Jason approached his father to buy some of his Nitschke Block fruit in 2001, producing two hogsheads. This dry grown vineyard produces intense and clear flavours, maximized here by smart winemaking and a restrained use of oak.
“All the good stuff: dry-grown and fermented under the aegis of wild yeast, a smattering of whole-bunch seasoning )25%), French oak (20% new) conferring poise, freshness and authority. As far as Barossa Shiraz goes, this is benchmark. Plush but nicely taut. A stream of boysenberry fruit and violet scents sashay to a samba of thyme, tapenade and smoked meats, nicely avoiding any sense of reduction, or clunk jam. This is smart. Very.” 96 points, Ned Goodwin MW, James Halliday’s Wine Companion 2021
Schwarz Wine Co. / Barossa Valley, Sa
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.