Torbreck The Descendant Shiraz 2002


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The Descendant is a single vineyard Shiraz-Viognier, which as the name implies, is a direct descendant of RunRig. The Descendant vineyard Shiraz expresses tar and black olive, offset wonderfully by the velvety mouth feel with the jasmine and apricot aromatics of Viognier. From the cuttings taken from old vines used to plant the vineyard, and the viognier skins the shiraz was crushed onto, to the barrels it was matured in, this wine is directly descended from RunRig

VARIETAL: 92% Shiraz & 8% Viognier

REGIONS: Marananga (8 year old cuttings from the RunRig vineyards).

HARVEST: Late April 2002 pH: 3.41 ACID: 6.4g/L

ALCOHOL: 14.5% Alc/Vol

FERMENTATION: The vineyard was planted with cuttings from one of the old RunRig vineyards. The Shiraz is crushed on top of the Viognier from the same vineyard, which has been lightly pressed for blending with the RunRig. The blend of fruit is then co-fermented and later the wine matured for 18 months in 2 ½ year old French barrels that had been previously used for RunRig