|Region||Eden Valley, Barossa|
|Specified Vineyard||Mount McKenzie|
|Vineyard Practices||Family traditional responsible farming methods with a diet of composts, native grasses & flora as ground cover, low water input and natural sprays for diseases.|
|Soil||Clay loam over a shaley schist rock bed|
|Trellis System||Single wire|
|Age of Vines||25 years|
|Yield per Vine||2 kg / 1.5 ton per acre|
|Oak Treatment||Matured in ex Frost Dodger Shiraz barrels with the addition of 10% new French oak barrels.|
|Total Production||20000 bottles|
|Vintage||Great to see timely rainfall throughout the Barossa with falls being during critical times of the vines production thoughout the growing season. Great mild vintage for the allowing for flavours to slowly build. This 2021 release is rich and plump, expect dark cherries, plum and chocolatey. A full palate with carries through from the aromatics with creamy fine tannins to finish. A beautifully complex & flavoured Shiraz.|
|Wine Making||In the garage the shiraz fruit was gently destemmed including 25% whole bunch into open top milk vats and fermented warm naturally and basket pressed to barrel to complete ferment. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. Expect all that this label represents; wine enjoyment!|
Ozwine Review – Andrew Graham MW
THIS SCHIST ALL OVER MOST SUB – $30 SHIRAZ
Sorry, but I couldn’t help myself – this new Torzi Matthews Schist Rock Shiraz 2021 is another winner.
We need more wines like this, really.
It smells real. Vinous. Regional.There’s Eden Valley blackberry and truffle sausage fruit, the palate mid-weight with a certain black fruit earthen savoury edge. It’s not thick or concentrated, and indeed is a little tart. But this is a $25 Shiraz – it’s not trying to be a serious red, it’s meant to be a good, honest drink with heart.
It fits that bill perfectly. A great vintage too (although more savoury).