|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 ironstone shale|
|Trellis System||Single wire|
|Age of Vines||102 years|
|Yield per Acre||1.5 ton|
|Treatment||Family traditional responsible farming methods with a diet of composts, native grasses & flora as ground cover, low water input and natural sprays for diseases. Handpicked during the first cool light hours of the morning, 25% whole bunch and balance whole berry with natural ferment for 12 days in small open top vat, basket pressed to and aged for 14 months in 25% new super fine French oak hogshead barrels with balance to previous 1920 shiraz barrels and lees ageing until bottling unfined and unfiltered.|
|Total Production||3600 bottles|
|Vintage||Great to see timely rainfall throughout the Barossa with falls being during critical times of the vines production thoughout the growing season. A mild vintage for the allowing of flavours to slowly build with excellent acid retention to aid in the wines freshness. The cool clay loam gully showed good canopy to protect the small intense fruit making this 2021 release a delicious densely decadent fruited shiraz that graces the path of its heritage.|
|Style||A densely poised fruited shiraz that graces the path of its heritage. Showy dark fruits with its silky, textured, powerful and graceful flavours. Wonderful stuff!|
The Winefront Gary Walsh June 2022
Blueberry, blackberry pastille, mint, mocha, sweet spices. It’s full-bodied, dense and lush, a mass of sweet coffee ground tannin, a little bit ferrous and savoury, creamy coffee flavour, rolling waves of intense Barossa Shiraz, balanced acidity, slightly saline and iodine-laced, with a long ripe chewy finish offering creamy oak and black fruit. A lot of wine here.
Ozwine Review Andrew Graham MW Sept 2022
I feel like it’s a perpetual statement, but Dom Torzi knows how to make a textural red. This Torzi Matthews 1920 Single Vineyard Angaston Village Shiraz 2021 is another case in point.
Drawn from a vineyard in Angaston Village planted in 1920 (hence the name), this has 25% whole bunches and spends 14 months in 25% new oak. Bottled with a serious cork too. There is an old school Barossa soft yet powerful charm in this wine. Dark purple velvet red, the nose is liquered and densely packed, which leads to a palate that is thick with chocolate bullets and dark red fruit palate, yet rounded at the edges. Compared to the even more concentrated Frost Dodger, this feels like an easy smile with a firm handshake. Soft and pastilled, luscious and dark, but with this inky inky core. It’s a smidgen too rich for bottle-emptying, but lovely generous mouthfilling style in a proudly Barossan form.
Best drinking: good now and probably even better in, say, eight years.