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The Descendant 2016 - Torbreck

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0.75 l (£ 121.31 * / 1 l)

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The Descendant 2016 - Torbreck
90.98 £ £ 109.52 17%
0.75 l (£ 121.31 * / 1 l)

Prices excl. VAT, excise duties, customs , excl. shipping costs

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 The Descendant by Torbreck is an outstanding red wine cuvée made from Shiraz (92%) and Viognier (8%). Translated, the name means "descendant".
Because this red wine is the legacy of the Torbreck RunRig red wine - the vineyard is planted with cuttings of the old RunRig and this wine is aged in barrels that were previously used for the RunRig. 

In the glass, the Torbreck Descendant presents itself in a deep dark ruby red with violet reflections. The bouquet unfolds intense aromas of ripe blackberries, accompanied by roasted nuances. This is accompanied by floral notes of violet and lavender. On the palate, this Australian red wine presents itself with an elegant and strong character, which is borne by berry aromas. The silky, ripe texture is accompanied by a balanced tanning structure in the long-lasting reverberation. 

Vinification of Torbreck The Descendant

The vines for this red wine are located on the vineyard in Marananga. 

After harvesting the Shiraz and Viognier grapes, they are selected and destemmed in the wine cellar. Both grape varieties are then fermented together in a stainless steel tank. The subsequent ageing takes place for a total of 20 months in French oak barriques. 

Food recommendation for Descendant Shiraz Viognier von Torbreck

This dry red wine from Australia is the perfect accompaniment to spicy goulash with Bohemian dumplings and blueberry, lamb from the oven with beans or veal liver with steamed onions. 

Awards for The Descendant by Torbreck

    • Robert M. Parker - The Wine Advocate: 93 points for 2015
    • James Halliday: 97 points for 2015
    • James Suckling: 95 points for 2015
    • James Halliday: 96 points for 2006
    • Stephen Tanzer: 93 points for 2006
    • Robert M. Parker: 95 points for 2006
Product type: Wine
Weintyp: Red wine
Wine colour: Red
Wine acidity in g/l: 6,3
Residual sugar in g/l: 0,6
Sweetness: dry
Country: Australia
Region: South Australia (AU)
Sub region: Barossa (AU)
Occasion & Theme: Gift for good friends , surprise connoisseurs , Romantic Dinner , winter wine
Location: Barossa Valley
Ageing in: small barrel
Grape Variety: Shiraz , Viognier
Vintage: 2016
Awards: Wine Spectator - 95 Punkte
Soil: close to the river , close to the sea
Maturation: French Oak , Barrique 225 l
Duration of maturation (in Months): 20
Aromas & Palate Notes: berry fruit , floral , spicy
Mouthfeel/ Texture: seidig
Finish: long
Optimal serving temperature in °C: 15 - 18
Stil: Übersee , fragrant
Food Pairing: dark food
Glasempfehlung: Burgundy glass
Sommelier-Selektionen: Masterclass
Flaschendesign & Ausstattung: Burgunderflasche , klassisch
Flaschengröße in l: 0,75
Verschlusstyp: Korken
Alcohol % ABV: 14,5
Allergens & Misc. Ingredients: contains sulfites and sulfur dioxide
Inverkehrbringer: Weinkontor Freund GmbH - DE-ÖKO-001 - Nienkamp 17 - 33829 Borgholzhausen - Deutschland
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