Torbreck The Descendant Shiraz (750ml)
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Since 1994 Torbreck has been creating exceptional Rhone style red and white wines reflecting the very best vineyards in Australia’s Barossa Valley. Here is a European sense of tradition; many of the vines that were planted in the 1840s – many of them Rhone varieties such as Shiraz, Grenache, Mourvédre – still thrive and bear fruit of unique concentration and flavour. Torbreck pays tribute to these vineyards with minimal intervention, creating wines of richness, structure and length that age gracefully. The multi-generational growers, whose descendants arrived here nearly two centuries ago, are the backbone of Torbreck’s winemaking aspirations.
Torbreck has had the opportunity to invest in the protection of some of the Barossa’s most precious vineyards, after accepting fruit from them over many years. The historic Hillside Vineyard at Lyndoch, The Laird Vineyard in the sub-region of Marananga and the Greenock Keller Vineyard owned by the Schultz family, are all now under the custodianship of Torbreck.
Torbreck is the name of a forest near Inverness, Scotland. You’ll find more than a passing nod to the Celts in the wine naming conventions including this tribute to the foresters of this rugged high country.
Wonderfully lifted aromatics, perfumed fresh black and red fruits complemented by spice and florals wafting from the glass. Blackcurrants, mulberry, cassis, and satsuma plum intertwine with pot-pourri, dried apricots, cloves and star anise. The palate shows the integration of dark Barossa fruits and second use RunRig French oak barriques balanced by trademark viscosity. A firm mouthfeel of fine grained tannins balanced by dense yet creamy like texture extolling the vineyard pedigree. Pair with forest game, mushrooms or
truffles. Serve at 16C. Ready from 2024- 2040. Store in a cool cellar or wine fridge.
The grapes are sourced from a single vineyard, located next to winery block on Roennfeldt Road. It was planted in 1994 with cuttings taken from the RunRig grower vineyards – some of the oldest genetic vine material in Australia! 91% Shiraz is crushed straight on top of 9% Viognier, which has been lightly pressed for RunRig, and the blend of fruit is then co-fermented. Maturation over 20 months is in barrels that have previously been used for RunRig.