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Torbreck Descendant 2020

Torbreck Descendant 2020

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This single vineyard, located next to the winery block on Roennfeldt Road, was planted in 1994 with cuttings taken from the RunRig grower vineyards – some of the oldest genetic vine material in Australia. 92% Shiraz and 8% Viognier, the Shiraz is crushed straight on top of 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. 

When Torbreck co-fermented this “descendant” Shiraz with Viognier, it was a first in the Barossa – now they have been joined my 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 blend of fruit is then co-fermented. Maturation over 18 months is in barrels that have previously been used for RunRig. The deep red clay soils in this vineyard produces fruit that has a glorious perfume, a savoury flavour and a satin-like texture.

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 Finer Details
Style - Red Wine
Varietal - Shiraz 91%, Viognier 9%
Country - Australia
Region - Barossa, South Australia
Vintage - 2020
Bottle Size - 750ml
ABV - 15%

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