From the Producer
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.
First portion picked 5th March 2018, 25% whole bunch, open fermenter on skins for 27 days. Basket pressed filled to 40% new French Puncheon and older French HH’s.
Second portion picked 8th March 2018, 30% whole bunch, open fermenter on skins 26 days. Basket pressed filled into new French HH’s 25% and the remainder used French HH and Puncheons.
Third portion picked 16th March 2018, 30% whole bunch, open fermenter on skins 30 days. Basket pressed filled into new French HH and Puncheon 20% and the remainder used French HH and Puncheon.
All parcels were picked according to required flavours they received gentle pump overs and hand plunging. Foot stomping of the whole bunches occurs towards the end of ferment.
Blended to tank September 2019. Bottled no fining or filtration.
Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 14.3%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2028
Bottle Size : 750ml