Torzi Matthews Schist Rock Shiraz 2015

Torzi Matthews Schist Rock Shiraz 2015

Barossa Valley, South Australia   |    750ml   |    14.5%

"Awesomely full-bodied" | 94 Points - James Halliday

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 2015 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.

"94 Points. This is an awesomely full-bodied, power-laden wine, deeply coloured and awash with black fruits and tannins, licorice and charry meat contributing part of the complexity. The one thing I don't get is that this vineyard is in the Eden Valley - why use the Barossa catch-all GI, especially given this wine has a powerful sense of place? Screwcap 14.5% alc. To 2040. $22" - James Halliday, Halliday Wine Companion 2018.

"94/100. From a single vineyard in the tough country of Mount McKenzie, where cool nights and low yields promote what we recognise these days as definite cool-climate shiraz characters - here intense red to purple berry flavours rather than darker fruited styles from Valley floor vineyards. This is a ripper example of a concentrated, red jube-style of wine that soaks into your mouth, coats it with sticky, crushed berry tannins and thrills your senses. $25" - Tony Love, Top 100 Wines, The Advertiser, July 15, 2017.

"Typically, this is extraordinary value. Dials in a good amount of Barossa heartiness for the bucks, but without clobbering you or showing much out of form.
Lip-smacking goodness. Barossa on blast. Dark berry fruits, a waft of Christmas pudding, fresh lathed wood-oak, sweet spices in the bouquet. The palate is more fuller-medium weight than hefty, rich and sweet in fruit, fine in sandy tannins, fresh-feeling through the finish. It drinks and drinks and drinks. No need to hold back. Put it on your to-do list. Rated: 92 Points Tasted: NOV16 Alcohol: 14.5% Price: $22 Closure: Screwcap Drink: 2016 - 2022" - Mike Bennie, The Wine Front.
Tony Love, Top 100 Wines

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: 19 years

Alc/vol: 14.5%

Closure: Stelvin

Yield per Vine: 3 kg / 2.5 ton per acre

Oak Treatment: Aged for 18 months in ex Frost Dodger barrels with the addition of seasoned French oaked 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 bearing yeasts birthed from the vineyard with 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 winter rains and good fruit set was a good sign to vintage 2015. The summer months between December and February was mild to hot but did receive a welcoming rain event in January. Temperatures abated late February and March leading into harvest produced a beautifully complex & flavoured hills shiraz.

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