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2019 Schwarz META Shiraz

Barossa Valley, SA

Not your average Barossa Shiraz. Jason Schwarz' edgy, bunchy Meta release is in top form in 2019.

$32.00

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About The Wine

Jason Schwarz crafts his Meta Shiraz with an eye to elevate the traditional robust Barossa Shiraz to something with more spice and finesse.

The inclusion of whole bunches and a more restrained use of oak allows a lifted aspect to the perfume and a more savoury flavour profile than is common in Shiraz from the famous region.

Armed with some excellent reviews from some of the best of the best in the game, this is a refreshing take on a classic Australian wine style.

Winemaker Jason Schwarz
Winemaker Jason Schwarz
Barossa Valley, SA
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From the Producer

The Meta Shiraz is a selection of vineyards that typically come from rocky or hard growing soils. This gives the fruit (and therefore the wine) a brighter, blue fruited and more tightly tannic style.

Winemaking:

The first pick for this vintage was from the Stonewell vineyard on 20th February 2019 with the final pick from Eden Valley on 11th March 2019.

The fruit for this wine was grown over four sub regions in the Barossa & Eden Valley with Stonewell as the most prominent sub region.

The fruit was sourced from five growers: from vineyards in Stonewell, Light Pass, Hallett Valley & Eden Valley. The oldest vineyard used in the Meta Shiraz is from the Light Pass vineyard at 90 years of age.

Individual parcels are predominantly handpicked with whole bunch portions used according to the desired outcome. In total, 26% of the wine was whole bunch. (bunches of grapes added to the fermentation tank without the berries removed from the stalk. This process assists with tannin structure as the stalks break down in the fermentation process).

All parcels were fermented in small open fermenters, with wild yeast (naturally occurring yeast) carrying out the duties. Soft pump overs, hand plunges and foot stomping was carried out as required. Parcels were pressed and then transferred to French oak puncheons and hogsheads for maturation. (14% of the blend was matured in new French oak) Final blending occurred in May 2020.

A vegan friendly wine with no fining or filtration.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
ABV : 14.2%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Jason & kids
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

"Barossa Shiraz playing to the tune of Northern Rhone Valley. This is lead with savoury spices, soy, salted caramel and blackberries that opens out to black cherry and a little sambuca. Fascinating palate, granular nuances and stacks of fruit, but it’s light on its feet and ready for action. It feels compact. It feels good. Like it’s only going to show you everything if you look for it. A thinking wine." - Christian Canala (Vinify Wine Co)

Delivery

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