|Specified Vineyard||Single vineyard Brunello and Prugnolo clones that lay upon ironstone over limestone.|
|Trellis System||Single wire|
|Varietal||Sangiovese 100% (Brunello and Prugnolo clones)|
|Age of Vines||Grafted over 51 yr old Semillon vines|
|Yield per Vine||2 ton per acre|
|Oak Treatment||Seasoned 300lt French oak barrels for 18 months|
|Total Production||7000 bottles|
|Vintage||Low winter rains and a dry season overall with fruit yields down 30%|
Bright dense ruby in colour. Vibrant fresh cherry fruits and violets on the nose showing great purity. Palate is juicy with creamy texture, more cherry, lovely chocolate notes & lovely fine tannins. Terrific food wine.
|Wine Making||Made via a mixture of whole berry and 30% whole bunch wild yeast ferment in small open top fermenters, soft pump overs, basket pressed and bottled unfiltered.|
The Wine Front – Gary Walsh Dec 2021
Torzi Matthews produce some of the best olive oil in the county, at least by my relatively uneducated standards. I’ve purchased no less than 8 bottles of it in the last month or two. Just saying. Also, their olive tapanade is second to none.
Spicy, dark cherry, hazelnut and subtle floral notes. It’s medium-bodied, savoury and nutty, grip and grain to tannin, a wholesome sort of wheaty feel here, and a smattering of orange peel and amaro herbs. Acidity is juicy and fresh, and the finish is tight, nutty and deliciously savoury, offering solid length. Tastes like a proper Sangiovese, and is raring to go with appropriate food.
An excellent release.