This wine is a result of the serendipitous discovery of small remnant patches of withered ancient vines, some well over a century old, that have been carefully nurtured back to life. The protection of this old vine resource of the Barossa Valley is central to the Torbreck story and this wine, more than any other, is an indication of what is possible from these historic cultivars. The Steading is a collection of 45 different sources of fruit, some from our own vineyard estates as well as from growers on a share-farming basis. These precious grapes are vinified separately and blended once their individual virtues have been assessed. The Steadings generous and supple flavours combine with its silken texture in a wine that defines what is possible only in the Barossa.
A deep red, nearly opaque, hue of garnet fills the sides of the glass. Stunning aromas of succulent dark fruits and ripe cherry are neatly frames by soft French oak. The wine has an amazingly pure entry which instantly coats the entire front of the mouth and leads into a soft mid-palate with refined acid and great structure. Mature tannins round out a long finish that lasts nearly half a minute.
Cuvée Juveniles was created as a Cote Du Rhone inspired bistro wine from the classic Barossa varieties of Grenache, Mataro (Mourvedre) and Shiraz from mostly old, unirrigated vineyards. These varieties are the cornerstone of The Barossa Valley and are intrinsic in the wines that are so easily appreciated around the world and often referred to as GSM blends by sommeliers and consumers alike. The wines hallmark is its freshness due to no oak ageing and as the name describes it is a wine best drunk in its youth, poured by the glass at your favourite restaurant.
This wine is a brilliant ruby red color. Exquisite aromas of strawberry and redcurrant with delicate vegetative nuances of grapevine shoots. Exceptionally silky and fresh on the palate. Very well balanced.
Deep red, almost purple in color, this Garnacha is very bright and lively. Vibrant aromas of red fruits like strawberry, raspberry, and cherries are enhanced by floral notes of violet and lilac as well as subtle sweet spices and toast from light aging. On the palate this wine is deliciously drinkable with soft, silky, fresh, intense fruits and a fresh lingering finish.