2018 Schulz Koonunga Hill Shiraz
Marcus Shulz is a fifth generation Barossan grape grower of German descent. Marcus was Dave’s first ever grower and first sold him fruit in 1994, which was Shiraz from his old vine site in Koonunga Hill. This is the only single vineyard wine produced from a vineyard not managed by Callum and Dave Powell, but could not be in more capable hands than those of Marcus Shulz.
Koonunga Hill is reaching the North-Western boundary of the Barossa Valley. The soils are rich red-yellow clays with a veneer of white sand as topsoil. The sands provide beautiful perfumed aromatics of blue fruits while the rich clays provide structure and depth to the wine.
Intense aromas of blueberry, blackberry jam, vanilla musk and olive tapenade with subtle notes of cured charcuterie, graphite and tar.
The palate reveals a soft, sensual, mouth coating texture. Marcus Schulz describes the wines from his vineyard as “neck oil”, which is in reference to the sleek, mouth coating tannins and brooding dark fruits. The Schulz Shiraz speaks of true Northern Barossa style: rich, deep and opulent.