Jason Schwarz’s Shiraz comes from 8 different vineyards around the Barossa Valley; Vine Vale, Bethany, Moppa, Marananga, Stonewell, Hallett Valley, Eden Valley and Light Pass. This allows Jason to provide a great snap-shot of what the Barossa is all about. The 2017 Schwarz Wine Co Shiraz has dark plum, lashings of pepper, whispers of vanilla and allspice and a lush, polished mouthfeel. This is a great expression of Barossa Shiraz with fruit from some of the regions finest vineyards.
Bellarmine Shiraz comes from the far south of WA, a very cool region indeed. The vineyards were established in 2000 by German doctor & wine lover Willi Schumacher and his wife Gudrun after an extensive world-wide search for a region that could make the style of wines they loved. It’s very cool-climate stuff with cherries, spice, all things nice. It’s a simple shiraz of good intensity and dusting of savouriness. To taste there’s a distinct kirsch character and some fine tannins, the finish is leathery.
Rouleur Shiraz comes from 2 vineyards positioned quite close to each other in the cooler, elevated viticultural district of Blewitt Springs in McLaren Vale. Both sites were planted in the early 1960’s and grow in free draining soils, consisting of eroded sandstone over ironstone clay. This shows blueberries, spice, dried herbs, mulberry & luscious mouthfeel. Very well balanced indeed. It shines in the glass with bright red-to-mauve hues and rips into your palate with an excellent fruit attack that’s perfectly balanced with savoury tannin grip.