Torbreck The Struie, Barossa Valley

Torbreck The Struie, Barossa Valley

£38.95 / bottle
£444.03 / case (12+ bottles, 5% off)

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Torbreck The Struie is 100% Shiraz sourced from vineyard sites in the Eden and Barossa Valleys. This wine displays characteristics typical of the the cooler side of the region with plum, black olive, lavender and supple cherry nuances.

Torbreck Vintners was founded in 1994 by David Powell 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. The first wine made under the Torbreck label was during the 1995 vintage, with the finished wines released in 1997. The wines are made in a style emulating those of the Rhone Valley and are made from various grapes including red grapes Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro as well as white grapes Viognier, Roussanne and Marsanne.

As mentioned above, the Shiraz grapes for Torbreck The Struie come from vineyard sites in the Eden (8%) and Barossa (92%) Valleys.  The Eden Valley, which is situated at a higher altitude than the Barossa Valley, provides fruit with distinctive flavours and higher acidity the Barossa Valley. The Eden Valley vines have an average age of 40 year sold whilst the Barossa Valley Vines have an average age of 80 years old. The Struie reflects the cooler side of the region and showcases the subtle nuances that are gained from hillside viticulture. The wine is made from small parcels of fruit from old dry grown vines which are carefully selected for their individual qualities. It is matured for 20 months in new (20%) and seasoned French oak without filtering or fining.

The Struie is the name of a hill near Glenmorangie in north-east Scotland – Dave Powell spent some time there as a forestry worker in the Torbreck Forest nearby.

Tasting Notes

Torbreck The Struie is a wonderfully aromatic and deeply  concentrated wine produced from the harmonious combination of both regions, delivering layers of dark chocolate characters and defining structure. Nuances of plum, black and blueberries, violets and hidden spice characters all further enhance the natural elegance and tension from old vines. The Struie will reward for 15-20 years.

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