Torzi Matthews Schist Rock Shiraz

Torzi Matthews Schist Rock Shiraz 2016

Barossa Valley, South Australia   |    750ml   |    14.5%
Over the past decade Torzi Matthews Schist Rock Shiraz has been one of our biggest selling red wines; consistently delivering a delicious, flavoursome red wine that people just can't seem to get enough of. The 2016 Torzi Matthews Schist Rock Shiraz delivers everything that's made previous vintages so popular; vibrant juicy black fruit and chocolate flavours, subtle quality French oak influence, and the seemingly perfect balance between power and approachability. Another crowd-pleasing Schist Rock Shiraz that offers super value Barossa Shiraz drinking at this price.

"Striking purple as it hits the glass, blackberry pastille, chocolate, spice, cured meats. Medium to full bodied, intense and juicy dark pastille fruit flavour, with spice and dried mint and herbs, pleasing almost graphite tannin, clean acidity, and a sexy-time finish of succulence and length. Lovely expression of cool Eden in the glass, ready now, or perhaps ’till June 2030. Rated: 93 Points Tasted: Aug17 Alcohol: 14.5% Price: $22 Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2017 - 2026" - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front.

"Schist Rock Shiraz rides again. The power of dark berried fruit, the complex array of deli meat and dried herb flavour, the slinky texture, the great wash of flavour through the finish. It's bright and rich at once, the flavours flowing freely, aniseed a delicious finishing touch. It will cellar but there's no real need. 93/100. $22.00 Alc: 14.5% Drink By: 2026 Closure: Screwcap" - Campbell Mattinson,

Availability: In stock

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.
South Australia
Barossa Valley
Region: Eden Valley, Barossa

Sub-Region: Mount McKenzie

Specified Vineyard: Mount McKenzie

Altitude: 380 meters

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

Soil: Clay loam over a shaley schist rock bed

Trellis System: Single wire

Varietal: Shiraz

Age of Vines: 20 years

Alc/vol: 14.5%

Closure: Stelvin

Yield per Vine: 3 kg / 2.5 ton per acre Oak Treatment: Aged for 16 months in ex Frost Dodger barrels with the addition of 10% new Hungarian oak & seasoned French oak barrels.

Total Production: 17,000 bottles

In the garage the shiraz fruit was gently destemmed including 25% whole bunch into open top milk vats and fermented warm with natural yeasts, soft pump overs, hand plunging and basket pressed to barrel to complete ferment. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. Expect all that this label represents; wine enjoyment!

Vintage: Average rains and good fruit set was a good sign to vintage 2016. The spring and summer months was dry with some high temperatures. A welcoming rain event in January helped freshen things up with temperatures abated late February and March. Harvesting commenced late March to produce a beautifully complex & flavoured Barossa hills shiraz.

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