Schild Estate Pramie Shiraz 2013

Pramie ShirazSchild Estate must rate amongst the Barossa Valley’s more amazing family success stories, and from it some of the Southern Barossa’s finest wines are produced: a young Edgar Schild took the reins at just 16 years of age when his father passed away in 1956, and went on to replace his dad’s small mixed farm with a-now 182ha (450 acres) at Lyndoch on which three generations of the family live today.

Leading those wines is Schild’s flagship Pramie (appropriately meaning bonus or premium in German) and to prove the point, their just-released 2013 Pramie Shiraz is an exceptional limited-release wine with intense upfront plum fruit flavours and obvious but fine tannin, ideal with flame-grilled fillet of beef.

Judy Watson, one of today’s Schild Estate family owners, says 2013 was an “incredible” year for Shiraz in their part of the Barossa, enabling the family to achieve their constant aim of creating wines reflecting both the best of the vintage, as well as the best of the land from which the wines come.