Schwarz Wine Co – Barossa Valley South Australia

 

Schwarz Wine Co. barrel tasting 2018 Shiraz

As James Halliday says, Jason Schwarz has “worked alongside some of the Barossa’s best-known grape growers and winemakers. A shed-load of experience has taught him that once you find great fruit, you look after it with a light touch.” 

With purity of flavour and intensity at the fore, oak is used sparingly in Jason’s wines as he endeavours to allow the vineyard and the vintage to define their character. This makes for small-batch wines curated from an intuitive approach, creating unexpected releases that are truly interesting, creative, and sophisticated.

As a sixth generation Barossan, Jason Schwarz grew up surrounded by vines at his parent’s property in Bethany, just down the road from where he makes his wine today. After completing university, Jason headed overseas, working in Bordeaux, Burgundy, Northern Rhone, Stellenbosch, and the Napa Valley. 

Jason’s vision today is distinct: “Our aim is simple; to create a portfolio of vibrant hand-crafted wines from Barossa Valley old vines. Our small-batch wines are not mainstream – they are new-age expressions of Barossa classics, designed to allow the fruit to speak for itself and tell a story through the glass.”

This is a story of the Barossa, its seasons, and its soils. And the results are outstanding.

 

95 Points, META Shiraz 2018

Huon Hooke, The Real Review

“Very deep red/purple colour. The bouquet is lovely: deep, ripe, concentrated and fragrant. Superb richness and intensity of palate flavour; supple and deep, with deliciousness and concentration that will ensure it ages superbly. Generous oak in balance. The aftertaste lingers on and on.”

 

94 Points, Thiele Road Grenache 2018

Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

“Bright and pretty, red fruits, baked ricotta with thyme and honey, spice. It’s finely wrought and fresh, light emery tannin, raspberry and sweet strawberry, spice, blood orange and aromatic herbs playing out on a long finish. Oh, and it’s light to medium-bodied at most. Lovely.”

 

92 Points, META Grenache 2021

Gary Walsh, The Wine Front

“Plenty of spice and energy, raspberry and dried herb, slight rosy perfume. Medium-bodied, firm in the mouth, orange peel and graphite tannin, wheatgerm bunchy things, good length. Distinctive.”

Jason Schwarz, wine maker, in the Schiller vineyard

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