|Sub-Region||Rowland Flat & Angaston|
|Altitude||295 meters – 395 meters|
|Soil||Sandy loam over ironstone shale|
|Varietal||60% Grenache, 20% Shiraz, 20% Mataro|
|Age of Vines||90 – 108 – years|
|Yield per Acre||2.5 ton|
|Total Production||6.500 bottles|
|Treatment||Made via a mixture of whole berry and 25% whole bunch natural vineyard yeast ferment in small open top fermenters, soft pump overs, basket pressed into seasoned 500lt French oak barrels and bottled unfiltered.|
|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.|
|Sites||Two old vineyards dated 1914 Rowland Flat & 1932 Angaston Village. Naturally dry grown on an easterly aspect, among the fruit orchards and grain fields|
THE WINE FRONT – GARY WALSH JANUARY 2023
Raspberry jubes, cocoa and aniseed, fair perfume of dried herbs and flowers. Medium-bodied, choc-liquorice, juicy red berries, hazelnut, something a little more steely, saline, and ferrous, though that’s as yet more latent as the vibrant fruit is currently front and centre. A light graininess to tannin, freshness too, with a juicy finish of excellent length. It’s fun and bouncy now, though I reckon it will be better again in a few years when it settles down a bit.
OZWINE REVIEW – ANDREW GRAHAM MW MAY 2023
Dom Torzi is someone who knows how to craft a comforting red wine. The master of Barossan texture, I always appreciate the rounded edges and proper generosity of the Torzi Matthews wines for very fair prices. This GSM is just the most perfectly delicious Barossan red too. Sourced from bush vines ranging from 90-108 years old, the blend is 60/20/20 G/S/M. 25% whole bunches in the mix, wild fermented, matured in old oak. All that for $28? Man. This smells great too – open red fruit, chocolate plum richness, you can feel every part of this. There’s a ripe dark plum push from Shiraz, a solid core of red Grenache fruit, and that olive tapenade old vine Mataro blackness. Nothing obvious or hard, but so mouthfilling and right. What a delicious wine.
Ray Jordan Top 100 WESTERN AUSTRALIAN JULY 23
This grenache shiraz and mataro comes off Barossa vineyards planted in 1914 and 1932. If you haven’t visited Barossa shiraz for a while then this might be just the ticket back in. Love the soft silky mouth feel with its dark plum and chocolate laden richness. Like so many modern Barossa reds there is a pure
vibrancy which this one delivers.