Schwarz Wine Co. 2020 The Grower GSM (6 Bottles) Barossa Valley

by Schwarz Wine Co

$195.00 GST Included



Introducing the newly labeled GSM
Dedicated to all the Growers we work with, whose hard work and dedication to their craft enable us to purchase luscious fruit year after year.
The Grower range is a testament to the amazing growers Jason has forged long-term relationships with since 2001.

The 2019 vintage of The Grower GSM is a blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro that perfectly showcases the Barossa’s most popular red varieties.

Vintage: 2019
Region: Barossa Valley
Varieties: Grenache 52% Shiraz 42% Mataro 6%
Vineyards: Bethany, Stockwell, Moppa, Marananga, Hallett Valley, Light Pass and Vine Vale
Alcohol: 14.3%
Production: 979 dozen
Bottled: July 2020

“A deep and purposeful nose, opening with cherry liqueur, licorice and violet with dustings of cocoa powder and a little brambly fruit. Mataro plays a supporting role, injecting a little grunty savouriness that’s in tune with the overall supple nature of this year’s GSM. The palate is all supple tannins, perky fruit flavour and signs off with a little marzipan kiss”
**Tasting notes written by Christian Canala – Vinify Wine Co**

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Schwarz Wine Co

 I came to winemaking via a circuitous path. While I grew up surrounded by vines at my parent’s property in Bethany, I initially studied wine marketing at the University of Adelaide. On completion of my studies I headed overseas visiting Bordeaux, Burgundy, and The Napa, working in Stellenbosch and Zell, Germany.

It was during my travels that I realised that my calling was winemaking rather than marketing and on my return to the Barossa in 1998 I began working in local wineries. While not holding any formal qualifications in winemaking, my appetite for the subject was voracious and I was lucky to learn from some of the Barossa’s finest winemakers until finally, after some encouragement from friends I approached my father to discuss buying a small parcel of his fruit from the 2001 vintage.

He agreed and I put together my first Nitschke Block Shiraz, making only two hogs head barrels. In 2002 I produced my first Thiele Road Grenache and have made both wines every vintage since. To this day my parents have supported my venture and without their encouragement and the sacrifice of some of the Barossa’s greatest Shiraz and Grenache I could not have made this dream happen.

Relationships with some of the Barossa’s finest vignerons have grown over the years and having access to some of the region’s best old-vine fruit allows me to take a hands-off, intuitive approach in the winery. I hope my wines speak to you in the glass and tell the story of my life in the Barossa. My winemaking style is purposely low intervention, I like the fruit to speak for itself, and I hope you will agree. – Jason Schwarz