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.
On a highland farm in Scotland, the collection of barns, stables, and outbuildings is known as a Steading. Here in the Barossa Valley, the varieties Grenache, Mataro, and Shiraz all stand in their own right, however, in blending, their strengths create a complex wine of solid, earthy structure. 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 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.
Region: Barossa Valley
Red fruits dominate the aromas such as cranberry, pomegranate, and wild raspberry with mineral and earthy savory notes coming from the Mourvedre and mineral soils.
Medium-bodied with complexity and length across the palate. The tannins and acidity intertwine nicely against the lashings of red fruits.