Torzi Matthews Schist Rock Shiraz

Torzi Matthews Schist Rock Shiraz 2017

Barossa Valley, South Australia   |    750ml   |    14.5%
Torzi Matthews Schist Rock Shiraz has established itself as a perennial favourite at AusCellardoor; consistently delivering a delicious, flavoursome Barossa Shiraz that people just can't seem to get enough of. The 2017 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. 

"It’s a nice word ‘Schist’. This wine is Schist, but it’s not schist. Spicy greenery of whole bunch, truffle, blackberry, dried herb and flowers, a wee bit of camphor. Medium to full-bodied, fine grainy tannin, a whole lot of spice, saline and savoury stuff in among fruit of almost Ribena-like intensity. Lovely grip and chalkiness through the finish, and more of that intense blackcurrant trailing along. It’s very Eden Valley, but with Torzi fingerprints all over it. Rated: 93 Points Tasted: Oct18 Alcohol: 14.5% Price: $25 Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2019 - 2024+" - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front.

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 22 years

Alc/vol 14.5%

Closure Stelvin

Yield per Vine 3 kg / 2.5 ton per acre

Oak Treatment Aged for 17 months in ex Frost Dodger barrels with the addition of 10% new French oak along with seasoned French oak barrels.

Total Production 17,000 bottles

Vintage Excellent winter rains and good fruit set was a good sign for a healthy vintage. Summer was mild to warm with a couple of rain events during January & February helped freshen things up leading into April harvest to produce a beautifully complex & flavoured shiraz.

Wine Making 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!

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