Torbreck The Steading 2003

Rhone Red Blends from Barossa Valley, Australia

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Item No. 86599
  • RP93
  • JH93
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Winemaker's Notes

"...an intriguing, complex blend of 60% Grenache, 20% Mourvedre, and 20% Shiraz..."
-Wine Advocate

If any one wine we produce most exemplifies what Torbreck is, then it's this wine, our ode to the great old vines, planted at the turn of last century, that survived the vine-pull scheme of the 1980's. Thankfully there are still many great vineyards remaining that are planted to Grenache, Mataro (Mourvedre) and Shiraz : the traditional Barossa varieties. From cuttings brought back from James Busby's 1831-2 trip to France and Spain and planted on their own roots (due to the absence of phyloxerra in the Barossa Valley) these vineyards are some of the most precious in the world.

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Torbreck, founded in 1994 by David Powell, is situated at Marananga on the western ridge of the Barossa. Since that time he has produced some of the world?s finest 'Rhone varietal' wines, exclusively from Barossa fruit; this has been acknowledged by the wine press in Europe, America and Australia. The overwhelming majority of his vines are dry-grown, nearly all are 80 - 125 years...

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Learn About Barossa Valley

The Barossa zone consists of two sections - the Barossa Valley and the Eden Valley. Wines from the Eden Valley can be labelled Barossa or Barossa Valley. Situated just a bit east of the large city of Adelaide, Barossa is Australia's wine headquarters. Mega producers are based here, boutique wineries call it home and a majority of the habitants claim their income on the wine...

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Learn About Rhone Red Blends

The Rhone region of France has a delightful selection of red varieties. There are 22 grapes allowed in the Rhone AOC, about half of them red. Most of these varieties are used as secondary blending partners, often comprising less than 10% of the blend. The primary red players of Rhone blends are Syrah, Grenache and Mourvedre. Most wines from the Southern Rhone use Grenache as their...

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