|Sub-Region||Mount McKenzie & Moppa Springs|
|Altitude||355 – 380 metres|
|Soil||Schist Rock alluvials & clay loam over ironstone shales|
|Trellis System||Single wire|
|Age of Vines||20 years|
|Yield per Acre||2.5 ton|
|Total Production||3600 x 750ml bottles|
|Winemaking||Handpicked during the first cool light hours of the morning, 100% whole bunch basket pressed to seasoned puncheon French oak for natural fermentation with lees aging for 6 months prior to bottling.|
|Vineyard||Sangiovese vines from our original farmhouse located at Mt McKenzie at an altitude of 380mt that lays upon a clay loam and shaley schist rock bed.
Second vineyard located at Moppa Springs at an altitude of 355mt that lays upon red clay loam and irone stone
|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|
|Style||Beautifully perfumed & complex, aromatics of musk, white cherries & aniseed. Bursts of flavours carry through from the aromatics with spicy acidity, chalky crunchy texture, salivating & dry|
THE WINE FRONT GARY WALSH August 2022
All Sangiovese. All Dom Torzi. This bloke knows what he’s doing when he makes wine.
It’s a little wild, some cap gun smokiness, but it’s really engaging. White cherry, fennel, musk, raw almond and spice, ruby red grapefruit. It’s bright, zesty and full of energy, blood orange and spice, a fine peppery texture and flavour, cool and distinctly Italianate, with a long crisp finish. Excellent. A rosato packed with character and interest.
Not your average rosato, that’s for sure.
Ozwine Review Andrew Graham MW
DELICIOUS PINK WINE.
Right, so here is an example of a rosé that is not shit to start my dive into the blush wine pile.
Dom ‘Midas’ Torzi can make magic happen with all sorts of grapes (oh, and olives), here he has spun Barossa/Eden Valley Sangiovese into a proper rosé AND with no sulphur added.
*insert wine glass doing a hat tip emoji*
Seriously, this Torzi Matthews Francesca Grillo Rosato di Sangiovese 2022 sits upright on the generosity and freshness balance beam, with pink grapefruit, forest berries, a little leafy tang, the lot. Dry, riper, not harsh, varietal, and soft-edged. Has a whisper of fruit tingle and some leafy lift, all of which makes it more than just another pink wine– just drink it.
Would I buy it? Yes.
THE WESTERN AUSTRALIAN – RAY JORDAN MARCH 2023
There’s a lot going on here as a result of some pretty serious winemaking to create what is essentially a fun drink. Handpicked sangiovese, whole bunch basket pressed to seasoned French oak before natural fermentation and six months on lees. There’s a nice mix of cherry and watermelon with a slight Turkish Delight character. Dry spicy palate lifted with a fine acidity and sprinkle of spices. Most appealing wine for warmer month drinking.