Torbreck The Steading GSM 2020
- Rich, full-bodied
- Barossa Valley
Here are Vinomofo, we are big Torbreck fans and know that their reputation as one of Barossa’s very best is well founded, and earned through their hard work and commitment to excellence. They are famous throughout the world for their powerful shiraz, but here we are turning the spotlight into the Steading GSM blend.
This grenache-dominant blend (65%) is sourced from the most premium sites in the region - vineyards in Greenock, Moppa and Ebeneezer to name a few - with some vines over 100 years old. Picked at perfect ripeness and fermented with care, the wine then spends 20 months in large format oak where the elements of fruit, spice and minerality become one. The resulting wine has all you could want from the blend - silky tannins, bold fruit, earthy notes and layers of complexity that unfold as the wine sees some air.
Halliday Wine Companion
“65/20/15% grenache/shiraz/mataro sourced across 7 parishes of the Barossa, aged for 20 months in large 4500L French oak vats. A beautifully composed take on the humble GSM blend with the trademark Torbreck purity, gloss and contemporary swagger. No variety trying to assert its dominance here; all fitting together perfectly for an impressively balanced wine that shows detailed plum and spice notes, fine ripe tannin and a sense of being very comfortable in its own skin. Pour me another glass.”
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- Barossa Valley
- Alcohol by Vol.
- Bottle Vol
- Blend Info
- 65% Grenache, 20% Shiraz, 15% Mataro
- Serving Temp.
Founded by Dave Powell in 1994 and effectively taking Barossa to the world, Torbreck are considered an upstart, a revolutionary and a pin-up for Australian wine. With some of the most expensive, voluptuous and downright massive reds on the planet, they were bound to be divisive, but also bound to impress. They don’t go for mass market appeal, they go for their target market – those who love such wines. Every wine from Torbreck is special, sourced from special vineyards and made with careful attention and no shying away from their vision. We can’t say that there hasn’t been turmoil and controversy along the journey, but the wines speak for themselves, free from such human issues. And they speak loudly.
'Barossa Valley'. This is Australia's key wine brand overseas, in the US especially. It's our riposte to 'Champagne', 'Scotch' and 'Barolo'. My mind conjures these images, in this order: Shiraz, Penfolds wine, Maggie Beer condiments. All of which can GET - IN - MY - BELLY! But there is so much more to the Barossa than first glance. There are fringe (and not so fringe) winemakers actively working to classify the valley's subregions, and this is a very worthy cause. From Moppa to Seppeltsfield to Marananga there's a lot of variation, and the styles produced can vary immensely. This is the next step in the vision of this region (which, let's face it, is a baby in the scheme of things), as it gets acquainted with its strengths, weaknesses and future opportunities.It's a region that's not sorry to produce the big, fruit-driven wine styles that make it so popular. So drink to the future of the Barossa, because it's as bright as any other region on the world stage.