Torbreck Descendent Shiraz Viognier

Barossa Valley, SA

Code: torbreck-descendent-shiraz-viognier

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Intense, perfumed fruits with an underlying layer of lavender and spice. Dense dark cherry and blueberry fruit is perfectly interwoven with subtle nuances of spice and cinnamon. Fullbodied with great concentration, yet retaining firm yet supple tannin, this suave wine has impeccable balance.

When Torbreck co-fermented this “descendant” Shiraz with Viognier, it was a first in the Barossa – now they have been joined by many others, a testament to the success of this Rhone blend. 

Shiraz is crushed straight on top of Viognier, which has been lightly pressed for RunRig, and the blend of fruit is then co-fermented. Maturation over 18 months is in barrels that have previously been used for RunRig. 

The deep red clay soils in this vineyard produces fruit that has a glorious perfume, a savoury flavour and a satin-like texture.