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Torbreck Les Amis Grenache 2018

Torbreck Les Amis Grenache 2018

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The fruit for the 2018 Torbreck Les Amis was sources from the devigorated soils of western Greenock. This wine is a true testament to what the most meticulous farming achieve - intensity, finesse, and purity. It has aromas of kirsch, violets, and concentrated red berry aromas with dense, succulent, and vibrant fruit intensity. The concentration, elegance, and poise is balanced and typical of the unique terroir. Revealing a savoury elegance in its youth, the Les Amis will continue to build in complexity for many years to come.

Torbreck is a winery on a mission to become one of the world's great wine brands. Since 1994, they have remained committed to creating exceptional Rhone-style red and white wines that reflect the very best vineyards in Australia's famous Barossa region. Provenance is everything to them, and they believe that the Barossa is the most exciting place to make wine in the world. With a European sense of tradition, Torbreck pays tribute to the 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. They work in partnership with the people of the Barossa who grow their fruit, always aiming to get the very best out of their vineyard sites. At Torbreck, they constantly seek to understand the difference between all of these special places in the Barossa and how this combination of soil, climate and farming experience is reflected in unique grape flavors. They are simply custodians, enhancing the innate expressiveness of the wines and enabling them to reveal over time their individual origins and personality. Torbreck is actually named after the forest near Inverness, Scotland where the winery's founder, David Powell worked as a lumberjack after completing university studies.

The winemaking style at Torbreck is meticulous and dedicated to producing exceptional wines. They use carefully selected 225-litre oak barriques for maturation, known as Dominique Laurent 'Magic Casks'. The oak is personally harvested from Forêt de Tronçais in Allier, and the staves are aged for 48 to 54 months at an exposed location for maximum seasoning. The staves are then hand-made into barrels and heated over three differing flames for several hours, resulting in a gentle toast due to the remarkable density of the wood. Torbreck's winemaking style reflects their commitment to producing exceptional wines that reflect the unique terroir of the Barossa region.

The Torbreck Les Amis Grenache 2018 is a remarkable wine that pays tribute to the classic Barossa variety of Grenache. On the nose, it presents an array of aromas, including red cherry, raspberry and plum alongside subtle hints of spice. On the palate, this wine is full-bodied and richly textured, with silky tannins and flavors of ripe dark fruit, hints of pepper and a fine oak backbone. The finish is long and lingering, with a perfect balance between fruit and structure. This wine has a well-disciplined approach to its tannins, which is a hallmark of Torbreck wines. The layers of flavor are complex, combining rich and ripe fruit with a subtle earthy quality. Overall, the Torbreck Les Amis Grenache 2018 is a wine that is both sophisticated and elegant, showcasing the Grenache variety's potential to produce excellent wines in the Barossa Valley. This wine can be enjoyed now or cellared for years to come to allow further development of its flavors and aromas.

The Finer Details
Style - Red Wine
Varietal - Grenache
Country - Australia
Region - Barossa, South Australia
Vintage - 2018
Bottle Size - 750ml
ABV - 15%

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