The Growers' Cut

The Grower’s Cut is a special release, cellar door only wine, that pays homage each year to a selected grower whose particular vineyard has best exemplified the season or produced an extraordinary parcel of wine.

The grapes each year for this wine will be of the traditional Torbreck and Barossa varieties Grenache, Shiraz or Mataro.

Limb Vineyards are recipients of The Growers’ Cut 2017 award with a unique single vineyard Shiraz, from their ‘Patterson’s Hill’ property. The vineyard is located high on the western ridge above the hamlet of Seppeltsfield.

Planted on shallow red earth over cracking clay, a chalky layer of limestone and stone schist fragments mottle throughout the soil profile. This is a consistently low yielding block that provides immense depth of flavour.

Current Vintage 2017
After a cold and rainy winter in 2016, the Barossa had one of its wettest springs on record, replenishing sub-soil moisture and setting the vineyards up for a healthy summer. Mild conditions during veraison and light rains in January and February 2017, were followed by an extended warm, dry Indian summer, creating perfect ripening conditions through to April 2017. An outstanding vintage producing bright, aromatic whites and intense, well-structured reds.
Current Vintage 2016
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.
Current Vintage 2015
John and Trevor Hongell are the winners of the 2015 The Growers’ Cut award with their unique ‘Block 4’ single vineyard Shiraz, located in the Barossa sub-region of Krondorf.
Current Vintage 2014
Marcus Schulz is the winner of the 2014 The Growers’ Cut award with his Primrose block Grenache, located in the Barossa sub-region of Kalimna.
Current Vintage 2013
The inaugural release and first recipient of this award is the Helbig Family and in particular their 2013 Block 2 Shiraz. The Helbigs have been supplying Torbreck with fruit since 1996, with Don Helbig being involved in the region and the grape growing community his whole life.

$75.00

2017 - tasting notes and reviews

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2016 - tasting notes and reviews

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2015 - tasting notes and reviews

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2014 - tasting notes and reviews

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2013 - tasting notes and reviews

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