Throughout the Barossa are a handful of  vineyards with a reputation for producing full bodied and concentrated wines with remarkable balance and extraordinary longevity. These are the long living wines that built the worldwide reputation of Old Vine Barossa Shiraz.

The Laird is one of these rare vineyards. Nestled on a gentle south facing slope on the eastern side of a ridge separating the Seppeltsfield and Marananga appellations in the Barossa Valley, it produces wines of great depth of flavour, dimension and nuance, making it one of the most highly regarded of all vineyards in the Barossa.

With a combination of red and black clays over an ironstone base intermingled with gravel and quartz, the red and black soils produce two distinctly different wines that complement each other when blended.

The Eastern block of red clay offers up power and intensity with robust black fruit and tannins due to higher sunlight hours and later harvesting. The setting sun shades the Western side of this single vineyard and the black cracking clays offer a more fragrant, elegant wine complemented by spice and earthy notes.

 

LOCATION:

Barossa Valley

SUB-REGION:

Marananga

VARIETIES PLANTED:

Shiraz 

VINE AGE:

Planted 1958

VINEYARD SIZE:

5 acres 

SOIL TYPE:

Very dark heavy clay over red friable clay

ASPECT:

South-easterly facing

TORBRECK WINES:

The Laird