Torbreck RunRig 2018
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6 bottle(s) at £169.21 per bottle.
Also available In Bond.
6 bottle(s) at £136.67 per bottle.
Torbreck RunRig 2018
- Grape 98.5% Shiraz, 1.5% Viognier
- Country Australia
- Region Barossa Valley
- ABV 15.5%
- Producer Torbreck
- Case size 6 / 75cl
- 30 months on new (42%), second fill and third, fill French oak barriques
- Crimson and deep purple hues Cherry plum, dark chocolate, mulberry, and five-spice with savory tones Full-bodied, firm tannins that interplay with a generous, silky, textural midpalate weight. The finish is firm and persistent Although wonderfully aromatic, RunRig also exhibits a power and latent richness making it more akin to the hugely concentrated wines sourced from the sun-drenched hill of Hermitage – the historic home of Syrah and some of the world’s most powerful and longest-living wines.
An above average winter rainfall led into a below average spring and summer rainfall, producing small bunches and small berries, leading to a reduced yield. Quality was certainly high, particular amongst our red varieties of Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro. 2018 wines will be remembered for their impressive colour, structure and longevity. Grape 98% Shiraz, 2% Viognier Maturing 30 months on new (50%), second fill and third fill French oak barriques, completing a natural malolactic fermentation in barrel and resting on fine lees throughout maturation to enhance texture Alc/Vol 15%
The vision is to Torbreck Vintners, which was founded in 1994, was born out of a desire to create some of the greatest wines in the world by using the incredibly old, dry-grown, Shiraz vineyards that surround the Barossa Valley. Securing these vineyards initially involved share-farming the property, a practice which involves paying the owner a percentage of the market rate for their grapes in return for managing the vineyard. It was this share-farming principle, together with their selection of some of the most highly prized vineyards, that formed the founding pillars of Torbreck’s incredible international success. The vineyards, in particular, enabled them to source some of the very best fruit in the Barossa Valley, which is home to some of the oldest and most precious vines in the world. Provenance is everything to Torbreck. They believe that the Barossa Valley, with its gentle Mediterranean climate and 175 year history of Silesian and English winemaking, is most exciting place in the world to make wine. There is a European sense of tradition here that means that vines planted in the 1840s – many of them Rhone varieties such as Shiraz, Grenache and Mourvédre – still thrive and bear fruit of unique concentration and flavour.
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