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Schwarz The Grower Shiraz
Schwarz Wine Co.
Australia - South Australia - Barossa Valley

Dedicated to all the Growers we work with, whose hard work and dedication to their craft enable us to purchase lucious fruit year after year. The Grower range is a testament to the amazing growers Jason has forged long-term relationships with since 2001.

The full spectrum of Barossa Shiraz's aromatic capability is here on show: from scorched earth, bitter couverture chocolate just-dried raisin, sweet red licorice and cola bean, all heady, defined and un-wound for all to see. Here. The fine line between luxurious fruit and energy is walked gracefully, it's warming and full-blooded nature tethered by lifted acidity.

Specifications
Appellation
Barossa Valley
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
100% Shiraz
Age of vines
between 15 and 70 years old.
Vinification
All fruit was fermented in small open fermenters with wild yeast. Pump overs, hand plunging and foot stomping was carried out as required. The wines were softly pressed and kept separately until final blending.
88% of the wine was aged in seasoned French oak puncheons, hogsheads and an old 2350L wooden vat. The remaining 12% was aged in stainless steel tank.
A vegan friendly wine.
Production
1,833 (9-liter cases)
Pairings

Marbled steak or rich beef stews, roast beef, grilled bbq meats.

Reviews and News

2019 Schwarz The Grower Shiraz - 95 PTS - HWC

2019 Schwarz The Grower Shiraz - 95 PTS - HWC

halliday logo"Fruit from 6 districts across the Barossa Valley, 10% whole bunches. Wild fermented, foot stomped and 88% matured in old French oak hogsheads, puncheons and a large vat. Unfined. An impressively full, vibrant purple hue heralds a carefully blended shiraz that unites the districts of the central Barossa Valley. Judicious deployment of whole bunches and seasoned French oak upholds a resolute focus on classy blackberry, black cherry and satsuma plum fruit, nuanced with black pepper and violets. Finely textured tannins and bright acidity carry a finish of impressive line, length and potential. Great value."

- Halliday Wine Companion (May 2021), 95 pts

2019 Schwarz The Grower Shiraz - 91 PTS - JS

2019 Schwarz The Grower Shiraz - 91 PTS - JS

james suckling hq logo plain"This has attractive aromas of fresh red berries and raspberries, along with blueberries and some earthy, floral notes, too. The palate has direct fruit, in the mode of Beaujolais, and very fluffy tannins. A blend of grenache, shiraz and mataro. Drink now. Screw cap."

- James Suckling (September 2020), 91 pts

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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