Torbreck Vintners Harris Barossa Valley Grenache 2016
95 POINT RATED JAMES HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION SINGLE VINEYARD BUSH VINE GREANCHE FROM TORBRECK VINTNERS
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- 95 POINT RATED JAMES HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION
- SINGLE VINEYARD BUSH VINE BAROSSA VALLEY GRENACHE
- PRODUCED BY ICONIC WINERY TORBRECK VINTNERS
- ONE OF THE WORLD'S TOP 100 WINE ESTATES ROBERT PARKER
The bouquet offers sweet raspberries and ripe cherry, further lifted with a complex array of black pepper, violets and liquorice. At the heart of this wine is a soft plump cherry fruit core and soft mouth coating tannins.
95 Point Rated - James Halliday Wine Companion
"From bushvines planted '02, hand-picked, destemmed into a concrete open fermenter, pumped over twice daily for 8 days, matured in used French hogsheads for 12 months. It is a full-bodied grenache notwithstanding the alcohol, and it will be fascinating to see what comes along with the '17 vintage."
This single site Grenache comes from the Harris Vineyard located in Marananga on the western ridge of the Barossa Valley. Grown as bush vines in iron stone rich brown loam and clay soils the resulting wine is highly expressive with fragrant aromatics, tension and balance. A bush vine is a grapevine without a trellis and is pruned to form a “goblet” shape, to separate the bunches of fruit. Low to the ground these vines benefit from the warmth of the earth to create an ideal ripening condition. Grenache is best suited to this bush vine growing technique because of the upright orientation of its shoots. Despite a dry winter during 2015, rains in January and March 2016, freshened the older vines and provided long, slow ripening periods in between, which led to a stand-out vintage with high quality fruit.
Barossa Valley, South Australia
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