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2020 Schwarz Meta Shiraz

Barossa ValleyRed

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The Meta Shiraz is a selection of vineyards that typically come from rocky or hard growing soils. This gives the fruit (and therefore the wine) a brighter, blue fruited and more tightly tannic style.The first pick for this vintage was from the Stonewell vineyard on 20th February 2019 with the final pick from Eden Valley on 11th March 2019.The fruit for this wine was grown over four sub regions in the Barossa & Eden Valley with Stonewell as the most prominent sub region.The fruit was sourced from five growers: from vineyards in Stonewell, Light Pass, Hallett Valley & Eden Valley. The oldest vineyard used in the Meta Shiraz is from the Light Pass vineyard at 90 years of age.Individual parcels are predominantly handpicked with whole bunch portions used according to the desired outcome. In total, 26% of the wine was whole bunch. (bunches of grapes added to the fermentation tank without the berries removed from the stalk. This process assists with tannin structure as the stalks break down in the fermentation process)All parcels were fermented in small open fermenters, with wild yeast (naturally occurring yeast) carrying out the duties. Soft pump overs, hand plunges and foot stomping was carried out as required. Parcels were pressed and then transferred to French oak puncheons and hogsheads for maturation. (14% of the blend was matured in new French oak) Final blending occurred in May 2020.A vegan friendly wine with no fining or filtration.

Region - Barossa Valley

Type - Red

Year - 2020

Winery - Schwarz Wine Company

Grape - Shiraz/Syrah

Volume - Standard - 750ml

About the wine

Tasting notes

Barossa Shiraz playing to the tune of Northern Rhone Valley. This leads with savoury spices, soy, salted caramel and blackberries that opens out to black cherry and a little sambuca. Fascinating palate, granular nuances and stacks of fruit, butit’s light on its feet and ready for action. It feels compact. It feels good. Like it’s only going to show you everything if you look for it. A thinking wine.

Wine descriptors

For the Cellar, Captivating and Complex, Juicy and Fruity, Totally Smashable, Earthy and Savoury, Smooth and Seductive, Vegan Friendly

Fruit aromas & flavour

Cherries, Dark Berries, Dried Fruits, Plum

Other aromas & flavour

Chocolate, Earth, Florals, Meaty, Nuttiness, Oak, Pepper, Spices, Tannins, Vanilla

Body type

full

Acidity

medium

Food pairings

Pork

Cheese

Pizza

Fish

Red Meat

Pasta

BBQ

Vegetables

Poultry

Shellfish

Oysters

Spicy Foods

Cured Meats

Desserts

The Grape

Shiraz or Syrah

Shiraz, or Syrah, is one of the most loved, rich and powerful red wine varieties made famous for its mineral and structured expressions from the Rhône in France and the rich and decadent fruity expressions from the Barossa Valley in Australia. Full bodied, rich in antioxidants and generously fruity, Shiraz sits proudly on the table for those that like their wine big and bold. Think violets, blackberries, plum, chocolate, pepper, black olive, liquorice, rosemary, tobacco and spice...i'm thirsty already!

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