Torzi Matthews Frost Dodger Shiraz

Torzi Matthews Frost Dodger Shiraz 2018

Barossa Valley, South Australia   |    750ml   |    14%
Frost Dodger is the flagship Shiraz made by Torzi Matthews from their Mt McKenzie vineyard in the Eden Valley.  After a few years hiatus, the Frost Dodger Shiraz returns with the newly released 2018 vintage - the 12th release of this estate single vineyard wine. 

All fruit for the 2018 Torzi Matthews Frost Dodger Shiraz were hand harvest and gently destemmed including 20% whole bunch into open top milk vats and fermented naturally with soft pump overs and basket pressed to barrel to complete ferment. Bottled unfined and unfiltered, the result is a generous, complex shiraz bursting with lovely aromatics, deep, dark flavour and loads of enjoyment. 

"95 Points. It’s back, last seen in the 2013 vintage. Rich and ripe, blackberry and blackcurrant of sweetness and intensity, mint chocolate, wheat, a little truffle and spice. Medium-bodied, dense and packed with thick ripe tannin, ripe raspberry and more savoury black olive and sundried tomato flavours. Finish is matted with ripe tannin and carries long. FD fans will be most pleased. Tasted: Jul19 Alcohol: 14.5% Price: $48 Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2020 - 2030+" - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front.

Availability: In stock

$39.90
Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
Established in 1996, Torzi Matthews is a super impressive winery based in South Australia's Eden Valley wine region.

Proprietors Domenic Torzi and Tracey Matthews are full of passion and the firm conviction of appreciating the value of heritage tradition in the crafting of their wines and extra virgin olive oils.

Torzi Matthews produce two examples of Shiraz from their Mt McKenzie vineyard; Schist Rock and their flagship Frost Dodger Shiraz. Torzi Matthews also produce a 'Frost Dodger' Riesling along with a selection of Italian varietals under his 'Vigna Cantina' range.
6
South Australia
Barossa Valley
750
14
Region: Eden Valley

Sub-Region: Mount McKenzie

Specified Vineyard: Mount McKenzie

Altitude: 380 meters

Vineyard Practices: Family traditional biological farming methods with a diet of composts, native grasses & flora as ground cover, low water imput and natural sprays for diseases.

Soil: Clay loam over a shaley schist rock bed.

Trellis System: Single wire

Varietal: Shiraz

Age of Vines: 22 years

Alc/vol: 14.5%

Closure: Stelvin

Yield per Vine: 3 kg / 2.5 ton per acre

Oak Treatment: 30% new French 300lt oak barrels with balance of seasoned 3yr old French 300lt oak barrels for 14 months

Total Production: 5,000 bottles

Vintage: Good winter & spring rainfalls with moderate soil moisture for the growing season ahead. Spring as per usual serving up a slight frost during the 1st week of November reducing yields. Estate showed healthy canopy heading into summer. January and February were warm & dry leading into early April harvest to produce a deliciously generous complex shiraz bursting with deep aromatics and flavours.

Wine Making: In the garage the hand harvested shiraz fruit was gently destemmed including 20% whole bunch into open top milk vats and fermented naturally with soft pump overs, and basket pressed to barrel to complete ferment. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. Expect all that this label represents; wine enjoyment!

Write Your Own Review

Only registered users can write reviews. Please, log in or register