Stefanie Collins, editor bars&clubs

Barossa based winery, Schild Estate, has launched what it has termed "a crowning accomplishment" with the release of its new Prämie limited release – the 2013 Shiraz.

Available nation-wide, the grapes were grown and matured in the soils of the Barossa Valley, with the blend featuring fruits from the most exciting vineyard parcels of the year in a single bottle. 

According to Judy Watson, one of the Family Proprietor’s for Schild Estate, 2013 was an incredible year for shiraz in the Barossa, with the varietal displaying real fruit prominence and depth of flavour.

“Through a combination of hard work and some help from Mother Nature the stars aligned,” she says. “And we were able to exceed the benchmarks we had set for this project. Schild Estate couldn’t be more proud of what we’ve achieved with Prämie.”  

While Scott Hazeldine, Schild Estate’s chief winemaker concurs that the wine is unique. 

“The Shiraz is characterised by a deep, dark ruby colour that is bolstered by rich blackberry and fresh blood plum fruit aromas,” he says. “A firm and persistent tannin framework creates a unique tasting experience.”

The limited release is just an example of the hard-working spirit that drives Schild Estate – a family business that really began when Edgar Schild took over the family property after his father’s passing in 1956, at just 16 years of age. From a small mixed farm in the Rowland Flat, the business has grown into a pioneering wine-producing estate in Lyndoch. Schild and three subsequent generations of the family still reside on the property today.

Available from selected retail and restaurants, with a recommended retail price of $70.

The Shout Team

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