Torbreck Old Vines Mourvedre Shiraz Grenache, Barossa Valley

£17.75 / bottle
£202.35 / case (12+ bottles, 5% off)

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Torbreck Old Vines Mourvedre Shiraz Grenache is a classic Australian GSM blend. However; the blend is mainly Mourvedre / Mataro, which therefore has to come first in the label, so this is really a MSG! The grpaes are sourced from the the undulating red earths of the western Barossa Valley (Marananga, Gomersal, and Ebenezer).

Torbreck Vintners was founded in 1994 by David Powell, who had a vision of producing high-quality, handcrafted wines that showcased the unique terroir of the Barossa Valley, and is located at Marananga on the western ridge of the Barossa Valley. The roots go back to 1992 when Powell, who was then working at Rockford, began to discover and clean up a few sections of dry-grown old vines, so that he could buy the fruit for his own wine. The first wine made under the Torbreck label was during the 1995 vintage, with the finished wines released in 1997. Torbreck was acquired by Pete Knight in 2008 and the senior winemaker is currently Ian Hongell. Torbreck Vintners is particularly well-known for its red wines, which are mainly made from traditional Rhône grape varieties, such as Shiraz (Syrah), Grenache, and Mataro (Mourvèdre).

The grapes for the Torbreck Old Vines Mourvedre Shiraz Grenache are sourced from many old vine sites, some over 100 years old, that make up the rich vinous heritage of the Barossa Valley. A combination of terroirs contribute to the complexity of this wine. The grapes are hand-picked, basket pressed and then aged in French oak to produce a medium-weigth, rich, spicy red wine.

The 2021 is a blend of 53% Mourvedre, 43% Shiraz and 4% Grenache which has been aged for 24 months in well-seasoned French oak hogsheads.

Torbeck also produce two other GSMs, the rather more serious The Struie and the Cuvée Juveniles.

Tasting Notes

Torbreck Old Vines Mourvedre Shiraz Grenache is a dark crimson colour with a lifted nose of darker red and purple fresh fruits such as red cherry, wild blueberry and black currants balanced with savoury aromas from Mourvèdre, such as wet earth, gamey forest floor, garrigue, wild thyme and star anise. The palate is medium bodied with soft tannins and long acidity.

Food Pairing

A wine to match with versatile foods with spice or game -like flavours. Try with sausages or lamb chops on the bbq.


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