Schwarz Wine Co Single Barrel “Loveday” Shiraz 2016

$150.00

“Once in a while, a parcel of wine stands out. When I tasted my 2016 wines, it was clear that this Shiraz from Ken Loveday’s Moppa vineyard is one of those wines. It is an exceptional barrel of Barossa Shiraz that deserves to stand alone as my first single barrel release”, Jason Schwarz

Region: Moppa, North West Barossa Valley, South Australia

Matured for 20 months in a new Tonnellerie Sylvain hogshead barrel. These barrels are created from a combination of three 180-year-old oak terroirs.

Full-bodied & concentrated with dark spices & coffee grinds, dark plums, red plums, blueberry, mulberry spice, leafy undertones, oak tannins, fresh graphite, meatiness & supple, chalky tannins. Excellent!

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James Halliday’s Review: The economical name is appropriate for a business that started with 1 tonne of grapes making two hogsheads of wine in 2001. Shiraz was purchased from Jason Schwarz’s parents’ vineyard in Bethany, the vines planted in 1968; the following year half a tonne of grenache was added, once again purchased from the parents. In ’05, grape sale agreements with another (larger) winery were terminated, freeing up 1.8ha of shiraz and 0.8ha of grenache. From this point on things moved more quickly: in ’06 Jason formed a partnership (Biscay Road Vintners) with Peter Schell of Spinifex, giving them total control over production. Jason Schwarz’s wines taste of the vineyards where the grapes are grown. And he’s got a good eye for finding great vineyards… both Jason’s father and his grandfather were state pruning champions, he grew up among the vines on the family property at Bethany and he’s worked alongside some of the Barossa’s best-known grape growers and winemakers. A shed-load of experience has taught him that once you find great fruit you look after it with a light touch. “I like the fruit to speak for itself,” Jason says.

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