Grape Variety: 100% Shiraz
Region: South Australia
Appellation: Barossa Valley
Vinification: Fermented in cement, wooden and stainless steel vats for 6-7 days and then basket pressed to well-seasoned hogsheads and French oak foudres
Ageing/Maturation: Matured in well seasoned hogsheads and French oak foudres for 12 months. It is bottled without the use of either fining or filtration.
Torbreck Woodcutter's Shiraz (Unfiltered) 2017
Totally opaque inky black dark purple colour with a deep dark purple black tinged hue.
Ripe black plum, liquorice and black cherry aromas jump from the glass with ensuing, smoky vanillin oak and spice notes.
Rich and plush in texture the palate possesses a deep core of succulent fruit layering the mouth with ripe dark plums, liquorice and blackberries over a back drop of smoky vanillin oak.
Finishes spicy with velvet smooth tannins. Long dark plum, liquorice, smoky vanillin oak and spicy pepper aftertaste.
Torbreck Vintners was founded by David Powell in 1994. The roots go back to 1992 when David, who was then working at Rockford, began to discover and clean up a few sections of dry-grown old vines.
Near lifeless, he nurtured them back to health and was rewarded with small parcels of fruit that he made into wine. David was able to secure a contract for the supply of grapes from a run-down but ancient Shiraz vineyard.
He managed to raise enough money to share-farm the vineyard, a practice which involves paying the owner a percentage of the market rate for his grapes in return for totally managing the vineyard. This share-farming principle has enabled Torbreck to use fruit from the very best vineyards in the Barossa Valley, which is home to some of the most precious old vines in the world.