Descendant

This single vineyard, located next to our winery block on Roennfeldt Road, was planted in 1994 with cuttings taken from our RunRig grower vineyards – some of the oldest genetic vine material in Australia.

When Torbreck co-fermented this “descendant” Shiraz with Viognier, it was a first in the Barossa – now we have been joined my many others, a testament to the success of this Rhone blend.

Shiraz is crushed straight on top of Viognier, which has been lightly pressed for RunRig, and the blend of fruit is then co-fermented. Maturation over 18 months is in barrels that have previously been used for RunRig.

The deep red clay soils in this vineyard produces fruit that has a glorious perfume, a savoury flavour and a satin-like texture.

Current Vintage 2015
Above average rains in 2014 filled the soil profile. This was followed by a helpful deluge for dry grown vineyards in January 2015. Generally dry for the remainder of the vintage, warm days and cool nights created the perfect ripening conditions. The fruit had wonderful freshness, good acidity and perfect balance.
Current Vintage 2014
Current Vintage 2013
Current Vintage 2012
Current Vintage 2010
Current Vintage 2009
Current Vintage 2008
Current Vintage 2007
Current Vintage 2006
Current Vintage 2005
Current Vintage 2004
Current Vintage 2003
Current Vintage 2002
Current Vintage 2001

$275.00

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2015 - tasting notes and reviews

2014 - tasting notes and reviews

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2013 - tasting notes and reviews

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2012 - tasting notes and reviews

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2010 - tasting notes and reviews

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2009 - tasting notes and reviews

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2008 - tasting notes and reviews

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2007 - tasting notes and reviews

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2006 - tasting notes and reviews

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2005 - tasting notes and reviews

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2004 - tasting notes and reviews

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2003 - tasting notes and reviews

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2002 - tasting notes and reviews

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2001 - tasting notes and reviews

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