Torbreck Descendant was created when Torbreck co-fermented this “descendant” Shiraz with Viognier, it was a first in the Barossa – it has now been joined by many others, a testament to the success of this Rhône blend. Shiraz is crushed straight on top of Viognier, which has been lightly pressed for RunRig, and the blend of fruit is then co-fermented. Maturation over 18 months is in barrels that have previously been used for RunRig. The deep red clay soils in this vineyard produces fruit that has a glorious perfume, a savoury flavour and a satin-like texture.
Intense, perfumed fruits with an underlying layer of lavender and spice. Dense dark cherry and blueberry fruit is perfectly interwoven with subtle nuances of spice and cinnamon. Full bodied with great concentration, yet retaining firm yet supple tannins this suave wine has impeccable balance. Descendant will reward you with its immediate charm and can be enjoyed upon release with just a few hours breathing, however, we recommend locking the other bottles away for 5+ years to enjoy its further potential, or better still cellaring for the next 15 years plus.