Shiraz - Schild Estate Moorooroo Shiraz
Winery : Schild Estate
Schild Estate Moorooroo Shiraz is the product of 160 years of viticulture in the Hundred of Moorooroo, situated just north of Jacob’s Creek, in the heart of the Barossa Valley.
Moorooroo Shiraz is always opulent yet supremely elegant, something rare in Barossa shiraz. These wines combine ethereal floral notes with intense, and somewhat surprising, blackcurrant and blackberry. There's plenty of tasty, sweet and lip-smackingly juicy fruit but it is not overpoweringly rich, there's a pure, linear core, fantastic acid and some oak-inspired coffee and mocha on the finish.
Vineyard history notes: 'In 1836 William Jacob accompanied Colonel William Light on the Wiltshire special surveys, commonly known as the “Seven Special Surveys” expedition to open up Adelaide’s northern agricultural potential. Jacob and his brother John claimed the rich alluvial junction of The Jacob’s Creek and the North Para River for future farming opportunities, which they began working shortly after. The potential of viticulture was quickly confirmed when their plantings of Shiraz, Mataro, Palomino and Pedro Ximinez were immediately successful. These were followed by plantings of Riesling and Verdelho for Hock and Madeira. Vines were planted in calcareous loam and were trellised.
Moorooroo Shiraz has been produced from the remaining rows of the original Shiraz plantings (1847), saved from the vine pull of the mid 1980’s by Ed Schild.'