The latest vintage of Schild Estate Wines’ highly-regarded entry level Schild Estate Barossa Shiraz has been awarded a Gold Medal at the 2012 San Francisco International Wine Competition. This year was the largest in the prestigious competition’s 32‐year history, with more than 4,500 wines judged.
2010 Schild Estate Barossa Shiraz was made to reflect the soft, elegant palate of the southern Barossa Valley, where the fruit is sourced from a number of carefully selected vineyards. Picked during the cool of the night, the fruit is processed in traditional open fermenters before maturation in French and American Oak for 12 months. 22,000 cases of this wine were produced.
“The ripening conditions in the 2010 season were near perfect, with warm sunny days and relatively cool nights,” said winemaker Scott Hazeldine. “This allowed flavours to develop at their own pace and gave us the freedom to select precisely the optimum time to pick. This Shiraz displays the results: a real depth of flavour and elegant balance.”
The Shiraz 2010 vintage will be available on the UK market in 2013.