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Torzi Matthews 1903 Old Vine GSM - Barossa Valley

Torzi Matthews 1903 Old Vine GSM - Barossa Valley

Vintage: 2017 | Type: Reds | Producer: Torzi Matthews
Region: South Australia
Blend: 70% Grenache 20% Shiraz 10% Mataro
Alc: 14.0%
Closure: Screwcap
Bottle size: 750ml

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$22.50: as part of any six
$25.00: single bottle
$270.00: per case of 12

Hand picked and co fermented with 25% whole bunch, fermented naturally, basket pressed to barrel and bottled unfiltered. Expect plums, black fruits and herb aromas with delicious plump and round palate showing good plummy, earthen and spicy fruit sweetness with good fine tannin structure.

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Our notes

Try with rich red meats. Goes particularly well with slow roasted Lamb Shanks.


The Wine Front
I think this is the swansong vintage for this wine. Old vine, Moppa Hill. G70% S20% M10%. Raspberry frogs, cherry, fresh mint, spicy brown sauce and dried herb. Sweetly fruited but earthy, spicy and dried herbal also, so the effect is an interesting interplay of flavours. Tannin is fine and silty, freshness, with an orange and rind twist in the aftertaste. Quite different to your average GSM.

Gary Walsh

Producers notes

Domenic Torzi and Tracy Matthews, former Adelaide Plains residents, searched for a number of years before finding a block at Mt McKenzie in the Eden Valley. The block they chose is in a hollow; the soil is meagre, but they were in no way deterred by the knowledge that it would be frost-prone. The result is predictably low yields, concentrated further by drying the grapes on rack, thus reducing the weight by around 30% (the Appassimento method is used in Italy to produce Amarone-style wines). Newer plantings of sangiovese and negro amaro, and an extension of the original plantings of shiraz and riesling, have seen the wine range increase.


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