The Nitschke Road Shiraz block was planted by my mother and father in 1968 in Bethany near the base of the Eastern Barossa Range. The vineyard is still pruned and picked by hand and the soils of loam over brown and red clays results in a wine of considerable concentration and drive. Rich, opulent fruit is the reoccurring theme with this vineyard and it always seems to show great balance and texture year in, year out. The Nitschke Block Shiraz was the first wine made by Jason Schwarz back in 2001. Variety: 100% Shiraz Vintage: 2020 Region: Barossa Valley Alcohol: 14.5 % Production: 360 dozen Bottled: June 2021
This Shiraz, from 400 vines planted in 1881 is Barossa history in a bottle. Hand-picked from the vineyard still managed by the sixth generation of the Schiller family, only 1,046 bottles have been produced. 95 Points - 2023 Halliday Wine Companion (Reviewed by Dave Brookes) "Sourced from a patch of 400 vines, planted in 1881 in Hallett Valley, wild-yeast fermented, matured in French oak (50% new). Aromas of deep spice notes sheathing super-ripe blackberry, black cherry and plum fruits along with hints of licorice, dark chocolate, espresso, and vanillin oak. Rich and mouth-filling, with impressive fruit weight and purity. Gorgeous tannins fade back into the fruit, providing ample support and a finish that lingers admirably. A very impressive, textural wine that shows grace and power in equal measure."
The 2019 Schiller Shiraz is a delicious wine, albeit one that should be destined for the cellar. Salted licorice, kirsch, blood plum, and vanilla are present now, but the nose is withholding its true aromatic potential for the moment. There is a wonderful feeling of pent-up energy, the palate is firm, layered, textured, and extremely long. I can’t wait to taste this in 5+ years *Tasting notes written by Christian Canala at Vinify Wine Co* Download Tasting Note
We have made a limited number of the The Schiller Shiraz Magnums available. The magnums come in a wooden box and make a fantastic gift. The Schiller Shiraz is a wine not only rich in flavour but rich in history too. The fruit sourced for this wine comes from the sixth-generation Schiller Family vineyard at Hallett Valley in the Barossa. After a last-minute reprieve from the bulldozers, the 400 Shiraz vines planted by Carl August Otto Schiller in 1881 are something to be treasured. Note: Current vintage (2018 as at October 2020) will be supplied. If you are interested in back vintages, please email me and we will let you know what we have available. Download tasting notes