SCHILD ESTATE MOOROOROO 2016, 75 CL
This irreplaceable vineyard was planted by Johan and William Jacob in 1847, just eleven years after the foundation of South Australia. These vines are now over 167
years old - some of the oldest vines in the world! The block is situated between Jacob’s Creek and the North Para River, hence the name Moorooroo, an aboriginal
word meaning ‘meeting of two waters’.
Why is so little made?
Only four rows of these ancient vines are left. This coupled with low yields ensures production sits around 200 cases. The Moorooroo vines concentrate the
characteristics of the single vineyard into a wine of rare complexity, at the same time displaying intensity of character with a subtlety and elegancy only found in
wines of the very highest quality.
Colour: Dark ruby with purple hues
Bouquet: Balanced and inviting primary aromas of concentrated, soft blackcurrant
and dark plum fruit are intertwined in and around secondary glimpses of fresh
vanilla bean and a faint presence of well integrated oak spice.
Palate: The unctuous dark berry fruit and sense of creaminess evident on the nose are also prominent as flavours on the palate. Here they fill out the mouth and roll all
the way though to a long and lingering finish. A bright acid structure and some fine tannins provides a clear frame and direction of travel ensuring a genuinely balanced
feel to the palate.
Cellaring: Drink to 2026
Winemakers: Scott Hazeldine
Vintage : 2016
Region : Barossa Valley
Sub region : Rowland Flat
Varietal(s) : 100% Shiraz
Oak Treatment : New and seasoned , French Oak Hogsheads
Vignerons : Ed & Michael Schild
Vineyard : Moorooroo
Soil : Ancient alluvial loam and sand over limestone
Harvest : Early March
Alc/Vol : 14.5%
Titratable Acid : 6.5g/L
pH : 3.6