Schwarz Thiele Road Grenache 2021
$ 48.00 incl. GST
Pours an inviting shade of ruby. Aromatically dense though restrained with fresh and stewed raspberrries, star anise and clove, and a poke of vanillin and raspberry tea. In the mouth, poised and crisp. Previous vintages have elicited comments of a Nebbiolo-esque tannic structure which is certainly showing here, firm but not at all dominating. Flavour-wise, gentle raspberry and cherry fruits wash through with cola, nicely integrated oak and the tiniest hint of turmeric and cardamom. Gentle yet persistent and well defined.
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.