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: 2017 Region: Barossa Valley Alcohol: 14.2 % Production: 516 dozen
Bottled: September 2018
“From the family vineyard planted in ’68 by Jason Schwarz’s parents, and has been tended by the family ever since. Dry-grown with intense fruit, the wine was fermented wild with whole bunches. It is profoundly rich and plush, black fruits conducting the bouquet and palate, and while it continues its sumptuous theme, it’s not OTT, nor extractive in any way.”
JAMES HALLIDAY, August 2019