Varietals: 60% Grenache, 20% Shiraz & 20% Mataro
Since Torbreck's first release The Steading has been winemaker David Powell's favorite wine because
of the old magnificent vines that produce its core.
The melding of the three traditional Barossa varieties creates a tremendously complex and
rewarding wine. The Grenache and Mataro are from old bush vines that are pruned in the
traditional "goblet" style to a limited number of buds, reducing yields and promoting flavor
and color concentration. Only the free run component of the Shiraz is used in the blend to
allow the Grenache identity to shine through.
"On a highland farm the collection of barns, stables and outbuildings is
known as a steading. The varieties Grenache, Mataro and Shiraz all
stand in their own right. However, in blending, their strengths create a
complex wine of solid earthy structure."
-David Powell, Winemaker