2022 Francesca Grillo Collina Calcarea Syrah

Special & Pure.

A Syrah bearing my mothers name that expresses her softly spoken manners in a style she orchestrated me to vinifi for her via her up bringing of a natural progression of zero sulfite dosage.
Vineyard ~ home vines located in the Angaston Hills at an altitude of 380mt that lays upon a thin soiled limestone ridge.
A true vino di tavola 750ml crown seal.

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Region Barossa
Sub-Region Angaston
Altitude 380 metres
Soil Clay loam over Limestone
Trellis System Single wire
Varietal Shiraz
Age of Vines 9 years
Alc/vol 13.5%
Closure Crown
Yield per Acre 2 ton
Treatment Planted in 2014 to 3 unique Barossa shiraz clones; Steinert Flaxman Valley, Tolley Nuriootpa & Stonewell Marananga these three achieved light, shade and comfort in its styling from the Barossa eastern, western hills and valley floor sites that are now embedded at our Angaston Village home on a 380mt limestone enriched hill. Hand harvested 10% whole bunch naturally fermented in open milk vats, basket pressed to ex white Chardonnay Burgundian 300lt barrels & bottled unfiltered.
Total Production 4400 x 750ml bottles
Vintage Very mild through spring and summer, with good top-up rainfall, a mild long dry summer has fruit of amazing flavours and natural holding acidity. This 2022 release is deliciously showy of poise and wonder.
Style The nose is wonderfully perfumed of violets, clove, raspberries and blueberries. Delicious palate that carries over from the aromas with added dark blackberry, white pepper and delicious meaty undertones which are dense but delicate. Finishes long with lovely texture & fine tannins – just wonderful drinking!



This generous medium bodied pure syrah comes from quite young vines in Angaston above the Barossa Valley floor. Opens with aromas of dried herbs and sage with a clove influence over the primary red fruits. The palate is medium weight but with plenty of fruit intensity. Loads of dark fruit delivered with a dry focus accentuated by the chalky tannins. Nice wine for drinking now or a few more years if you wish.


Black fruit, liquorice, violet, grilled meat with plenty of pepper, sage and walnut. It’s medium-bodied, deep and spicy, fresh and cool blackberry acidity, dark cocoa and dried flowers, almond, fleshy crushed rock tannin, and a meaty/spicy/perfumed finish of excellent length. So good.


Torzi Matthews Francesca Grillo Collina Calcarea Syrah 2022 has such an enjoyable, unforced silken nature.
Dark berries, cocoa butter, and plums in among the dark berries. Elegant, refined, silken. Maybe not powerful in the classic sense, but such a lovely drink. Fine tannins cap it all off wonderfully.

So good, so lively, and never lacking in actual flavour.

Would I buy it? Sure would.