Schwarz Rosé 2021
$ 23.00 incl. GST
85% Grenache and 15% Mataro, from vines planted 1969 and 1974 respectively. Clear Provence influence in being pale and dry, though brings its own personality with building texture due to time in seasoned oak. Flavourwise, plenty of interest and complexity, spanning wild strawberry, peach, red apples and the faintest suggestion of burnt sugar. Given our rosé enthusiasm, it’s a wine that’s always stood tall alongside our French offerings, consistently a solid wine, with this year’s release a true cracker.
“85% 1971-planted grenache; 15% 1974-planted Mataro; hand picked from Light Pass and Wine Vale. 4-6 hours skin contact; wild fermented, partly in French oak puncheons; 20% mlf. A savoury and complex old-vine rose with a lovely, slippery texture, thanks to the careful interplay of some wild fermentation in barrel with skin-contact phenolics and malic acidty. Medium salmon-copper in hue, it’s laced with elegant tomato nuances. Drink it with jamon or any other charcuterie to counter its phenolic grip.” 91 points, Tyson Stelzer, James Halliday’s Wine Companion 2022.
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.