Torbreck Woodcutters Shiraz is the entry point wine into the fantastic range of Torbreck red wines. It is so-named after the several years that Torbreck founder Dave Powell spent as a lumberjack (or woodcutter) in the Torbreck Forest situated just south of Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland
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 grapes for Torbreck Woodcutters Shiraz are all sourced from the hand harvested and hand tended plots throughout the Northwestern Barossa Valley located in the Marananga, Greenock, Ebenezer, Gomersal, Moppa, Lyndoch and Kalimna sub-regions. The grapes are hand-harvested and the wine is fermented in open-top fermenters (cement, wood and stainless steel) for 6 to 7 days, gently basket-pressed and matured in large, old large format French oak barrels and foudres for 12 months. 100% Shiraz.
Bottled unfined and unfiltered.