Torbreck Woodcutters White 2011

Rhone White Blends from Barossa Valley, Australia

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Item No. 122943
  • white wine
  • screw cap wine
  • WS89
  • RP88
Style: Light & Crisp

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 12.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Wonderfully lifted, floral and fragrant, the blend is alluring and complex and shows that these non-traditional varieties to the Barossa have adapted to their new home as well as their red counterparts have done over the last century or so.

Although beautifully enjoyable in its youth with sashimi and fresh shellfish this wine will continue to increase in complexity with time and should provide compelling drinking over the coming years.

Blend: 46% Roussanne 41% Viognier 13% Marsanne

Critical Acclaim

"Light, fresh and open-textured, with apricot notes adding to the pear and spice flavors, finishing with intensity. Roussanne, Viognier and Marsanne."
89 Points

"A Roussanne, Marsanne, Viognier blend, the 2011 Woodcutters RMV yields subtle floral notes over a core of fresh pears and white peaches. Dry, light to medium-bodied an elegantly fruited of honeyed peach in the mouth, it finishes with gentle medium to long persistence. I recently tasted a 2001 vintage representing Powell’s early offering of this style (which is also represented by the upper level "Steading Blanc" label) and it is aging beautifully, so I’d say there’s no rush to drink and it should cellar to at least 2015+.
Rating: 88+"
88 Points

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Learn About Torbreck Map ItMap It

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 White Blends

White Rhone blends consist of two or more white grapes from its namesake region. This includes Viognier, Rousanne, Marsanne and Grenache Blanc. Other white grapes may be included in miniscule amounts, but the above four are the principles. In the Rhone, Viognier is typically alone in the Northern Rhone and absent in the Southern Rhone, although, in the north, 20% of the variety...

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