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Torzi Matthews Schist Rock Shiraz

Torzi Matthews Schist Rock Shiraz 2018

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

The 2018 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. 

"93 Points. This wine comes in at under $20 if you shop around. That’s incredible value. Dom Torzi sets a modest price, but is invariably confident about the quality of his wines. Bright blueberry and blackberry, plenty of pepper and spice, potpourri perfume. It’s medium bodied, sleek and dark cherry juicy, super fine tannin, some meaty and nutty flavours, gentle stony tannin pulling along the finish. Tasted: Aug19 Alcohol: 14.5% $25 Screwcap Drink: 2019 - 2028+" - Gary Walsh, The WIne Front.

"The second label to the glorious ’18 Frost Dodger and is basically the non dried fruit portion and aged in ex-Frost Dodger barrels. What a $25 wine it is too. Fennel, dark chocolate and dark berries with a little mint. Maybe a bit more diffuse than the top dog (which has the added complexity of air-dried fruit), but this is plush fruited and generous with a liberal dose of spice and light tannins. Modern Barossa in a good way. You could pay $40 a bottle and get less wine. Best drinking: now to ten years. 17.7/20, 92/100. 14.5%, $25. Would I buy it? Absolutely." - Andrew Graham,

Availability: In stock

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

Oak Treatment: Matured for 15 months in ex Frost Dodger Shiraz barrels with the addition of 10% new French & seasoned French oak barrels.

Total Production: 20,000 bottles

Vintage: Good winter & spring rainfalls, with good soil moistures for the growing season ahead. Site showed healthy canopy heading into summer. January and February were warm & dry 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 naturally and basket pressed to barrel to complete ferment. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. Expect all that this label represents; wine enjoyment

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