Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre Barossa South Australia
Torbreck founder David Powell is a frequenter of fashionable wine bar Les Juveniles whenever he's in Paris. Conversely, the proprietor of Les Juveniles spends time with Powell whenever he's wine trekking around the Barossa. A delightfully fruit forward accord of Grenache, Shiraz and Mourverdre, crafted from fruit grown to old and very old Barossa vineyards, judiciously fashioned to an early drinking Rhône Valley styling, principally for the enjoyment of bohemians and artistes, épicuriens et bon vivants.
Designed for the fashionistas who attend Juveniles, enthusiasts who really know their Rhône Valley wines. Two thirds Grenache with the balance of Shiraz and Mourverdre, assembled from a collation of harvests, off vineyards between forty and a hundred fifty years of age, grown to the premiere Barossa districts of Seppeltsfield and Gomersal, Moppa and Marananga, Ebeneezer and Koonunga Hill. Fruit is all hand picked, passed over the sorting table and treated to a term of cold soak. Parcels are separately vinified in traditional fermenters and assembled into a single wine for completion of ferments and natural malolactic. The finished cuvée is bottled without fining or filtration in November.
Bright red hues. Perfumes of strawberry and spiced black plums, the energy and intensity of freshly fermenting must. Ripe juicy flavours of blackberry, spiced cherries, minerals and Asian spices wrapped around a skeleton of fresh acidity and fine mineral laden tannins. Soft and sensuous, ready to enjoy immediately on release, ideally alongside crusts and fresh baked goods, cured hams and cold roast duck.