2015 Torbreck The Steading GSM

Year: 2015
Appellation: Barossa Valley
Country: Australia
James Suckling: 93
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 15.0%
Price :
$27.95

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"Aromas of strawberry and blueberry with fruit tea and cedar. Hints of cigar tobacco. Medium to full body. Fine tannins. Juicy fruit. Hints of chocolate. Precise and vivid. GSM blend. Aged for 24 months in old hogshead. Drink now. Screw cap." (JS)

Winery Notes:
"The Steading is very much the heart and soul of Torbreck, the wine that exemplifies our philosophy and beliefs - protecting and nurturing the old vine resources of the Barossa Valley is paramount to Torbreck and this wine."

It is sourced from Grenache, Mataro and Shiraz vines that survived the worldwide phylloxera outbreak of the 1880s, and a century later, the vine-pull scheme in the Barossa in the 1980s.

The 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 Steading’s generous and supple flavours combine with its silken texture in a wine that defines what is possible only in the Barossa.

Torbreck is the name of a forest near Inverness, Scotland. You’ll find more than a passing nod to the Celts in our wine naming conventions including The Steading, a traditional name for a farm and its collection of barns, stables and outbuildings.