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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

93 POINTS
The Wine Front
94 POINTS
Australian Wine Review

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

*FREE SHIPPING FOR 12 bottles* Case = 12 bottles

"You could – and will – pay double or triple and get much less wine. What a winner.” - Andrew Graham, Australian Wine Review 18.5/20, 94/100
 
It is without a doubt that Domenic Torzi makes some of the best and best value wines getting around at the moment, certainly from the Barossa. Dom as a person and as a winemaker is a down to earth bloke which we really like and find refreshing. Likewise his wines are very high quality as reviewer Andrew Graham notes yet his fair pricing strategy keeps his wines within the reach of all wine lovers. 
 
This GSM is a beauty and quite absurd value coming from plantings in 1903. The balance is the key to a Torzi Mathews wine. There's the warmth and rich flavour of sun drenched Barossa fruit in the wine but with absolutely no hint of alcohol heat or jamminess. There’s a smidge of oak and mouth puckering tannin that adds some structure with an unexpected freshness on the finish which keep all that dark brooding fruit on its tip toes. Bargain! 

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Reviews


93 POINTS
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


94 POINTS
Australian Wine Review
"The fruit is handpicked and co-fermented (the blend is 70% Grenache, 20% Shiraz and 10% Mataro) with 25% whole bunches. Wild ferment and spends 28 months in used oak. Concentrated, licoricey style, the creamy oak folded into the raspberry cola palate wandering between meaty fruit, almost spritzy acidity and then a chunky finish. Bold flavours, but at no point heavy or overwhelming. High high quality and more than just fruit – layers of meaty bunchy notes, the palate super smooth in the Torzi way, with real tannins and depth. You could – and will – pay double or triple and get much less wine. What a winner. Best drinking: Good now, better next year and a decade easy. 18.5/20, 94/100. 14%, $28. $28!!!!. Would I buy it? Who wouldn’t at this price?”

Andrew Graham


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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