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1 - 12 of 23 Wines By Torbreck
Torbreck Cuvee Juveniles GSM
Barossa
Available by the dozen
Torbreck founder David Powell is a frequenter of fashionable wine bar Les Juveniles whenever he's in Paris. Conversely, the proprietor of Les Juveniles spends time with Powell whenever he's wine trekking around the Barossa. A delightfully fruit forward accord of Grenache, Shiraz and Mourverdre, crafted from fruit grown to old and very old Barossa vineyards, judiciously fashioned to an early drinking Rhône Valley styling, principally for the enjoyment of bohemians and artistes, épicuriens et bon vivants.
$2399each
$287DOZEN
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Designed for the fashionistas who attend Juveniles, enthusiasts who really know their Rhône Valley wines. Two thirds Grenache with the balance of Shiraz and Mourverdre, assembled from a collation of harvests, off vineyards between forty and a hundred fifty years of age, grown to the premiere Barossa districts of Seppeltsfield and Gomersal, Moppa and Marananga, Ebeneezer and Koonunga Hill. Fruit is all hand picked, passed over the sorting table and treated to a term of cold soak. Parcels are separately vinified in traditional fermenters and assembled into a single wine for completion of ferments and natural malolactic. The finished cuvée is bottled without fining or filtration in November.
 
Bright red hues. Perfumes of strawberry and spiced black plums, the energy and intensity of freshly fermenting must. Ripe juicy flavours of blackberry, spiced cherries, minerals and Asian spices wrapped around a skeleton of fresh acidity and fine mineral laden tannins. Soft and sensuous, ready to enjoy immediately on release, ideally alongside crusts and fresh baked goods, cured hams and cold roast duck.
Torbreck Descendant Shiraz Viognier
Barossa
Available in cases of 6
Excellent Langtons Classification. A single vineyard wine, the Barossa Valley's first ever co fermented Shiraz Viognier, from fruit grown next to the winery block on Roennfeldt Road, planted to cuttings off old RunRig vineyards, some of the oldest genetic material in Australia. Built to last and evolve for many years as time unlocks layers of cryptic complexity within, the Descendant's immediate charm can be enjoyed immediately upon release, after a few hours of essential breathing. A wine of remarkable concentration, supported by silky tannins, suave sophistication and impeccable balance.
$11499each
$1379DOZEN
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The Torbreck endeavour is based around precious Barossa vineyards and a love for the classics of Rhone Valley. In 1995 Dave Powell crushed three tonnes of grapes and fermented wine in a shed on his Marananga property. He named his wine Torbreck after a forest in Scotland where he worked as a lumberjack. The deep red clay soils at Marananga produce fruit which is savoury and rich, a satin texture and glorious perfume. Shiraz is crushed straight on top of Viognier grapes which have been lightly pressed for RunRig. The mixture is co fermented and treated to twenty two months maturation in seasoned French oak barrels which have previously been used for the ageing of RunRig.
 
Completely black/ purple with healthy, vibrant magenta hues. A pure, wild, powerful nose of blackberry and tar is complimented by a gentle floral lift of lavender and violets. Full bodied with great concentration, lavish layers of dense blueberry fruit are perfectly interwoven with nuances of cinnamon, tar, exotic spice, pepper and dark cherry. Silky tannins and perfectly judged extract, a vigorous, lengthy finish.
Torbreck Harris Vineyard Grenache
Barossa
Available in cartons of six
$3699each
$443DOZEN
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Torbreck Highland Fling Fortified Shiraz
Barossa
Available in cases of 6
A wickedly decadent indulgence, an extravagant gratification for the hedonist within the most wayward Barossa enthusiast, here are Torbreck at their nefarious best. Heinously high in alcohol and not for the feint of heart, a single unique parcel is called upon, only ever in the finest vintage years, hand picked off a precious, sharefarmed block at Moppa. Treated to a meticulous old world vinification techniques, Highland Fling is arrested mid way through fermentation with a fortification of Torbreck brandy, lifting the intensity of palate and infusing evocative perfumes.
$7499each
$899DOZEN
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Only ever made in exceptional vintage years, Shiraz grapes are all hand picked off a single block of vine at Moppa. Grapes are all destemmed into small fermenters for several days of cold soak and inoculation to wild, indigenous and ambient yeasts. After a course of vinification, pumpover and plunges, ferments are brought to a halt by the addition of a well aged, oak barrel brandy, which preserves palate sweetness and retains a higher measure of alcohol. Batches are gently basket pressed directly into seasoned French oak barriques for a term of eighteen months maturation, to be bottled without fining or filtration.
 
Inky black, intense hue. Fruit driven, lifted aromatics of dark blackberries and cassis are blissfully complemented by the wonderful scents of oak aged brandy spirit. Full bodied, concentrated and silky smooth, layered with dark bramble flavours and aromaticly spiced choco plum notes, Highland Fling is the perfect accompaniment to good beef or the very finest cheese.
Torbreck Highland Fling Fortified Shiraz 375ml
Barossa
Available in cartons of six
$4499each
$537DOZEN
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Torbreck Hillside Grenache
Barossa
Available in cartons of six
$7499each
$899DOZEN
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Torbreck Hillside Shiraz Roussanne
Barossa
Available in cartons of six
$2999each
$359DOZEN
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Torbreck Kyloe Mataro
Barossa Eden
Available by the dozen
Mataro wines are known for their substantial tannin profile, Kyloe means highland steer, a wild and hardy beast. Torbreck take the pick of crop from the finest blocks in Barossa Valley, each one picked to a different schedule determined by individual ripeness, ensuring complete flavour development, essential to retaining upfront fruit characters in the finished wine. An extended term of age in well seasoned barrels, tames the masculine tannins without infusing conspicuous oak, for an old world style of Mataro offering an intensity of pure varietal eloquence.
$2899each
$347DOZEN
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A compilation of Mataro from splendid sites in the ancient Barossa winegrowing districts of Marananga and Ebenezer, Seppeltsfield and Moppa, Greenock and Gomersal. All parcels are picked at different times during vintage to achieve harvests of perfectly ripened fruit. Bunches are destemmed into a mix of large oaken vats and traditional open top concrete fermenters, juice are gently pumped over the cap and skins twice daily throughout a week and more of vinification. Upon completion, batches are basket pressed and naturally settled before racking into a selection of older, prior use French oak hogsheads, for two years maturation and assemblage without fining or filtration.
Torbreck Les Amis Old Vine Grenache
Barossa
Available in cases of 6
Dave Powell was honoured when good friend Ignatius Chan asked him to make a wine for his renowned Singapore establishment. Powell sourced a unique parcel of old vines Grenache from the devigorated soils of western Seppeltsfield to create Les Amis, a testament to what the most exacting standards of viticulture can achieve. A harvest of the most precious fruit, gifted with purity, intensity and finesse. Les Amis flaunts the poise, concentration and panache, with which only the world's greatest terroirs are bestowed.
$17499each
$2099DOZEN
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Bringing the forgotten practice of share farming back to the Barossa has secured for Torbreck a regular supply of fruit from some grand old vineyards. Les Amis is an exclusively Grenache wine, vinified from fruit grown to the southern facing Homes site at Seppeltsfield, established 1901. Vines stand only inches from the ground and grapes are painstakingly picked. Bunches are destemmed into a single cement vat for several days of ferment being basket pressed directly into new French oak barriques. After eighteen months, the best barrels are marked for inclusion into Les Amis, racked and assembled. The finished wine is left to settle before bottling without the use of fining or filtration.
 
Dense, saturated ruby/ purple hue. Delicate scents of Chinese five spice, smoke, white flowers and roasted herbs precede a dense, brooding core of black cherry, coal and scorched earth. The well delineated palate offers tremendous texture and combines glorious fruit purity with subtle complexities and savoury elegance. Multi dimensional and incredibly intricate, Les Amis finishes on a length of crisp acidity and beautifully ripe, polished tannins.
Torbreck Les Amis Old Vine Grenache Museum Release
Barossa
Available in cartons of six
$19999each
$2399DOZEN
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Torbreck Marsanne
Barossa
Available in cartons of six
Marsanne was at the top of list when Dave Powell established his first vineyard at Marananga in 1994. He stylized his designs on the great Crus of Hermitage Blanc, mouthfilling wines of savouryness, elegance and beguiling balance. Parcels of Marsanne are picked by hand throughout the early hours of morning, pressed into the previous year's French oak Viognier barriques and treated to a wild indigenous yeast ferment on heavy gross lees, infusing the palate with distinctive pastoral richness. An amenable match to crackling pork and roast white meats.
$4499each
$539DOZEN
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Vibrant lemon, green hues. Distinctive bouquet of preserved stonefruits and lime, almonds, lemon thyme and cupboard spice. A silky, opulent textural mid palate richness, candied lime and fruit pectins, almond cookies and Amaretti over a length of lemon curd characters, creamy musk notes and gentle spice. Marsanne that's made for glazed roast, Al fresco and rustic fare.
Torbreck Roussanne
Barossa
Available in cartons of six
Torbreck founder Dave Powell acquired prime viticultural land at Marananga in 1994, with the express purpose of establishing blocks of white Rhône varietals. The precious plantings on Descendant Vineyard are now fully mature, Roussanne in particular lends itself to the vinification of an artisanal small batch effort, crafted in the minimalist old world way. Its exceptional purity of fruit is fully reliant on determining the ideal time of harvest within the narrow window of perfect ripeness. Each individual row of vines are assessed daily in the lead up to picking.
$4499each
$539DOZEN
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Vibrant hues. Vibrant perfumes of nectarine, cinnamon spiced peach, almonds and pear. Fine and delicate, its persistence of palate and formidable length flows with lemon and nectarine fruit flavours. Soft, gently textured, the naturally balanced acidity will make a sensational accompaniement to savoury game birds, offal and all fine gourmadise.
1 - 12 of 23 Wines By Torbreck
Low yielding, old and dry grown Barossa Valley vineyards are the cornerstone of Torbreck Vintners

Torbreck founder David Powell was immersed in the study of Economics at Adelaide University, when an uncle introduced him to wine. Young Dave realized that grapes could be more intriguing than numbers. He began spending more and more of his spare time in the Barossa Valley and during the winters, he availed himself of the opportunity to venture overseas to work harvests in California and Italy. He travelled throughout the famous wine regions of Europe and even spent time in Scotland as a lumberjack. This experience was instrumental in illuminating the unique attributes of the Barossa, at a time when others felt its heritage was past the sell by date.

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Finding work at Rockford, Powell became steeped in the traditional culture of the Barossa as the idea of owning his own winery began to take shape. David was saddened by the vinous devastation caused by the mid 1980s government sponsored ‘Vine Pull’ scheme. He became convinced that a market existed for old vine wines as influenced by the classic Rhône styles. Lacking deep pockets (but inspired nonetheless), he set about approaching local landowners concerning their neglected properties.

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Powell began to discover and clean up a few sections of dry grown old vines and was able to secure a contract for the supply of grapes from a run down but ancient Shiraz vineyard. He managed to raise enough money to share farm the vineyard, a practice which involves paying the owner a percentage of the market rate for his grapes in return for totally managing the property. Dave nurtured these old, lifeless and overgrown vineyards in his spare time. Near lifeless, he brought them back to health and was rewarded with small parcels of fruit which he made into wine.

Bringing the old practice of share farming back to the Barossa subsequently secured for him a regular supply of fruit from the best Shiraz, Grenache, and Mataro vineyards, including a few hectares of what are thought to be among the oldest grapevines on the planet. In return for his equity of toil and sweat, Powell’s efforts were rewarded with a few parcels of dry grown fruit, and he turned these wages into the first bottles of Torbreck.

As the first vintages lay in barrel, Dave thought back to his experiences overseas and realized that the growers of the Barossa Valley had overlooked the suitability of the French white Rhône varieties. Powell purchased 30 acres of land in Marananga in 1994 for the purpose of planting Marsanne, Roussanne, and Viognier. Shiraz was included in the mix in what is now known as the Descendant Vineyard, also the site of the new Torbreck winery.

In 1995 Dave crushed three tonnes of grapes and fermented them into wine in a shed on his 12-hectare Marananga property. He named his wine Torbreck after the forest in Scotland where he worked as lumberjack. Other acquisitions (included a one hundred year old vineyard that had been previously share farmed) soon followed, and Torbreck continues to follow the path of sourcing the best fruit possible from its own vineyards and those of select growers. It can be said that the Torbreck portfolio offers the best of both worlds, old and new. Powell is a passionate believer in the Barossa Valley and its viticultural heritage. Dave loves the intense, rich, Rhone-like flavours that come from old vines. His approach to grapegrowing and winemaking melds the region’s terroir with its traditional winemaking practises. In so doing he has achieved a style that fuses his love for the Barossa with his admiration for the valleys of the Rhône.

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In July 2002 the historic Hillside property was acquired by Torbreck. Situated in Lyndoch, it is one of the original Barossa properties. Vast and picturesque it contains some magnificent old and ancient vineyards that will further the source of premium quality fruit. The Hillside property contains a wonderful native ecosystem that supports a myriad of flora and fauna which Powell intends to turn it into a nature reserve. An original settlers hut has been lovingly restored as the winery cellar door and provides a personal touch with some Barossa warmth. A new winery and administration facility was completed on land acquired from a next door neighbour. Complete control of all aspects of production have seen a new benchmark of wine quality established by Torbreck in the Barossa.

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