Deep garnet red with flickers of purple, the wines high-toned aromas of black cherries, five spice, crème de cassis and spring flowers are supported by a rich core of roasted earth, liquorice, saddle leather and Provençal herbs.
Almost 'Burgundian' in style, the palate offers a soft latent richness and silken-like texture with subtle notes of crushed cherries, dorris plum and earth - all neatly wound by a taught spine of acidity and ripe supple tannins.
Like all wines in the Torbreck stable, the fruit is sourced from hand harvested and hand tended plots throughout the North Western Barossa Valley. It is fermented in our cement, wooden and inox vats for 6-7 days and then basket pressed to well seasoned hogsheads and French oak foudres for 12 months. It is bottled without the use of either fining or filtration.
Torbreck Old Vines 2017