This share-crop arrangement allowed Powell to make his first wine under the Torbreck label which was named after a forest in Scotland where he had worked as a lumberjack. The Torbreck wines are based on the classic Barossa varieties of Shiraz, Grenache, Mataro and also small quantities of Roussanne, Marsanne & Viognier.
Torbreck has an enviable collection of growers around the Barossa & Eden Valleys with vines aged from 10 years old (which would go into Woodcutters Shiraz) to 160 years old (Run Rig). The house style at Torbreck is a seamless balance of richness and finesse, the wines are always fresh and vibrant with underlying power and drive.
These are world class wines and a benchmark for the Barossa Valley.
REGIONS: Gomersal, Seppeltsfield, Marananga, Moppa, Greenock & Ebenezer
(40 – 150 year old vines)
HARVEST: 13th March / 25TH April 2014
ALCOHOL: 14.5 % Alc/Vol
VINIFICATION: Fermented in single vineyard batches, assembled in tank and allowed to complete a natural malo-lactic fermentation before being bottled without filtration or fining in October 2014.