Schwarz Wine Co Meta Shiraz 2018
- Medium bodied
- Barossa Valley
The well-known concept, in this case, is Barossa shiraz. It’s pretty unmistakable as a style. So how do you go about deviating from the well-trodden path? Schwarz have gone for an unfined/unfiltered, handpicked, whole bunch shiraz that’s absolutely loaded with juicy fruit and texture. Raspberries and dribble-down-your-chin blood plums are bountiful on the palate. The tannins are firm, but not excessive or stern. In short, deliciously enjoyable, light-hearted Barossa.
“Very deep red/purple colour. The bouquet is lovely: deep, ripe, concentrated and fragrant. Superb richness and intensity of palate flavour; supple and deep, with deliciousness and concentration that will ensure it ages superbly. Generous oak in balance. The aftertaste lingers on and on.”
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- Barossa Valley
- Alcohol by Vol.
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- 100% Shiraz
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Schwarz Wine Co
With over five generations of Barossa grape growing history, the Schwarz family decided over a decade ago to finally start making its own wine, from vineyards of both family and family friends. The small batch wines from Jason Schwarz are well worth seeking out - he's worked in Bordeaux, Burgundy, the Rhone, Stellenbosch and Napa, and he's creating some of the country's best Grenache and Shiraz. His winemaking philosophy revolves around low intervention techniques and the selection of premium, old vine fruit. If you find his wine, you buy it.
'Barossa Valley'. This is Australia's key wine brand overseas, in the US especially. It's our riposte to 'Champagne', 'Scotch' and 'Barolo'. My mind conjures these images, in this order: Shiraz, Penfolds wine, Maggie Beer condiments. All of which can GET - IN - MY - BELLY! But there is so much more to the Barossa than first glance. There are fringe (and not so fringe) winemakers actively working to classify the valley's subregions, and this is a very worthy cause. From Moppa to Seppeltsfield to Marananga there's a lot of variation, and the styles produced can vary immensely. This is the next step in the vision of this region (which, let's face it, is a baby in the scheme of things), as it gets acquainted with its strengths, weaknesses and future opportunities.It's a region that's not sorry to produce the big, fruit-driven wine styles that make it so popular. So drink to the future of the Barossa, because it's as bright as any other region on the world stage.