Veronique Old Vine GSM 2014
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Grenache Mataro Shiraz sourced from three vineyards…the Grenache planted in 1940 is from their Shiraz grower in Angaston. A very aromatic Grenache from high altitude that lies upon a steep hard iron stone base. The Mataro is from Nuriootpa planted in 1914 on an alluvial drain and is a mighty site that bears searing flavours of extraordinary length and finally the Shiraz is sourced from the Veronique Shiraz sites that adds power and structure.
This is the third week in a row that a wine bearing Domonic Torzi’s determine imprint has made these pages, this time with the inputs of Veronique’s owners Peter and Vicki Manning. Low-yielding vineyards from 45 years to 95 years of age from Greenock to Angaston have contributed. Wild yeasts, open fermenters, whole bunch press and seasoned oak has released a beautifully deep, soulful blend. The fruit is alive and unctuous, with that polished silky sheen that the best Grenache provides. A wine of this quality from the South of France would cost you at least $50 more. It’s a stunner. These guys rock. 92 points Philip White
Small batch winemaking from Dom Torzi and neighbour Peter Manning sourcing from vineyards across the northern sectors of the Valley this blend (52%G 28%M 20%S) Becomes a seamless red berry beauty, medium bodied with a lovely lifted, ripe, summer plum flavour in the middle of the mouth. It feels very naturally made and realised. Barossa Valley, 14.5%, 93pts, Lovely. Tony Love