Schild Estate Edgar Schild Old Bush Vine Grenache 2020
The Schild family name is synonymous with hard work, long-sited commitment, hearty laughs and warm smiles.
Geez, I like the Schild family already. There is something so authentic about these words that resonates with me, maybe it’s that the concept of hard work and hearty laughs, it just speaks volumes of a clan of people working on a project together through thick and thin. The lineage of the Schild family is firmly ingrained into the Estate, obviously they know some secrets to keeping loved ones together, so the future of Schild Estate appears to be in caring and invested hands.
Old Bush Vines are sourced from the Kleeman vineyard, the un-trellised vines sprawl over the Eastern Hills. There is a darker brooding black cherry and blackberry frame here with cassia bark, bitter chocolate and split cardamom pods. Fallen autumn leaves and a red dried earth add a sense of place to this wine – intriguing and a wine of personality. The tannins are grainy but nicely upright and the wine feels earthier and robust on the finish. A wine that could handle a gamey tartare like wallaby or venison.