Vineyards: 2013 Schmick Shiraz is a blend from two outstanding vineyards. Shiraz from the Eden Valley sub-region of Moculta, on the north-eastern fringe of the Barossa, provided concentrated, fragrant, spicy fruit, while centenarian Shiraz vines from Vine Vale in the central Barossa Valley gave depth, complexity and structure.
Winemaking: The wine was made with minimal interference from the winemaker. Small batches were fermented on skins for 10 days. Malo-lactic fermentation was encouraged as soon as primary fermentation was complete. Matured in new French oak hogsheads for 27 months prior to bottling.
Acidity: 6.3 g/L
Colour: Deep purple-red.
Nose: A distinctive, dark fruit nose with aromas of blackberry, black cherry, blackcurrant and lifted spicy herbs. Notes of bittersweet chocolate, freshly ground coffee, liquorice and fine French oak add an extra dimension of complexity.
Palate: Full bodied and richly textured, with concentrated, spicy fruit. Complex flavours of black fruits, smooth dark chocolate, and mocha are heightened with fresh, balanced acidity and fine-grained, structural tannins that provide a definitive line, a lovely, silky mouthfeel and great length of flavour.
Cellaring Potential: This rich, concentrated wine will integrate and develop further complexity, rewarding careful cellaring to 2030. Decanting prior to serving is recommended.
Food Match: ‘Schmick’ Shiraz is a great match with grilled, pan-fried or roasted meats, and other full-flavoured dishes.
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