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Schwarz Nitschke Block Shiraz
Schwarz Wine Co.
Australia - South Australia - Barossa Valley

This Bethany vineyard was planted by Jason Schwarz's parents in 1968 and has been tended to by the hands of his family ever since. The vines are dry-grown and produce small crops of intensely flavored fruit.

A display of the purest blood-plum and black cherry, with cracked black peppercorn and streaky bacon over some seriously fine oak. Some subtle herbaceous qualities, nettle and thyme bring life to an otherwise immense nose. Very juicy on the palate, deeply flavorsome, long and with mouth-coating tannin for a very textured, very focused Barossa classic.

Specifications
Appellation
Barossa Valley
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
100% Shiraz
Age of vines
52 years
Soil type
Dark loam over brown clay.
Vinification
Handpicked and fermented on skins with wild yeast. 29% whole-bunch fermented. Foot stomped and basket pressed into new and seasoned French oak puncheons and hogshead barrels. A Vegan friendly wine with no fining or filtration.
Production
450 (9-liter cases)
Pairings

Slow cooked beef ribs, grilled meats, wild game and grilled vegetables.

Producer Information: Schwarz Wine Co.

Jason Schwarz came to winemaking via a circuitous path. While he grew up surrounded by vines at his parent’s property in Bethany, he initially studied wine marketing at the University ...
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