TORBRECK DESCENDANT Shiraz Vognier 2018

$145.00
Profile Rich
Region Barossa Valley
Body Full

Provenance is everything to us. We believe the Barossa is the most exciting place to make wine in the world, with its gentle Mediterranean climate and 175 years of Silesian and English commitment to winemaking and grape-growing.
There is a European sense of tradition here that means vines planted in the 1840s – many of them Rhone varieties such as Shiraz, Grenache, Mourvédre – still thrive and bear fruit of unique concentration and flavour.

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Tasting Notes

When to drink
Will reward careful cellaring for 10+ years
On the nose
Intense, perfumed fruits with an underlying layer of lavender and spice. Dense dark cherry and blueberry fruit interwoven with subtle nuances of spice and cinnamon.
On the palate
This sophisticated wine has impeccable balance, full-bodied with great concentration, yet retaining firm yet supple tannin.
Product Notes
When Torbreck co-fermented this “descendant” Shiraz with Viognier, it was a first in the Barossa – now we have been joined by many others, a testament to the success of this Rhone blend. Shiraz is crushed straight on top of Viognier, which has been lightly pressed for Runrig, and the combination of fruit is then co-fermented. Maturation over 18 months is in barrels previously used for Runrig.