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Schwarz Thiele Road Grenache
Schwarz Wine Co.
Australia - South Australia - Barossa Valley

Thiele Road crosses Bethany creek at the foot of the Barossa Ranges and is home to Jason's family Grenache vineyard. These deep-rooted vines planted in 1941 produce fruit with complex flavors and plenty of character.

Thiele Road Grenache always displays a thoughtful side to this historic variety. The wine shows strawberry compote, dried raspberry, fennel, thyme, baking spices and apricot with a gravelly minerality and some baked terracotta for balance. Seriously flavored, with spices sewn throughout the red fruits and a satisfying pliancy to the tannins.

Specifications
Appellation
Barossa Valley
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
100% Grenache
Age of vines
80 years
Soil type
Sandy loam over red clay and river pebbles.
Vinification
Handpicked and fermented on skins with wild yeast. 20% whole-bunch fermented. Foot stomped and basket pressed into old French oak puncheons and one small stainless tank. A Vegan friendly wine with no fining or filtration.
Production
280 (9-liter cases)
Pairings

Slow cooked lamb shoulder, Spanish paella, braises and stews.

Reviews and News

2018 Schwarz Thiele Road Grenache - 94 PTS - WINEFRONT

2018 Schwarz Thiele Road Grenache - 94 PTS - WINEFRONT

twf main page 2"From a single vineyard (Bethany) planted in 1941. No question that 2018 delivered some mighty fine Grenache in the Barossa Valley. Bright and pretty, red fruits, baked ricotta with thyme and honey, spice. It’s finely wrought and fresh, light emery tannin, raspberry and sweet strawberry, spice, blood orange and aromatic herbs playing out on a long finish. Oh, and it’s light to medium-bodied at most. Lovely."

- The Winefront (March 2020), 94 pts

2018 Schwarz Thiele Road Grenache - 92 PTS - HWC

2018 Schwarz Thiele Road Grenache - 92 PTS - HWC

halliday logo"Lubricated with 20% whole-cluster spike across the first pick and 15% the second, this mid to full weighted grenache was wild-fermented across pump-overs early and foot stomped later to attenuate the fermentation before transitioning to small tanks and French puncheons. I want to like this more than I do. Structure is achieved to acclaim, however grenache's hedonism is too subdued. Where's the kirsch? - Ned Goodwin"

- Halliday Wine Companion (August 2020), 92 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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