2018 Torbreck Barossa
The Steading Blanc
Torbreck, in Barossa Valley, Australia has been focused on crafting Rhone-style red and white wines since 1994. Proprietor Pete Kight believes that Barossa is the most exciting place to make wine in the world, with its Mediterranean climate and 175 years Silesian and English commitment to winemaking and grape growing. The multi-generational growers, whose descendants arrived in Barossa Valley nearly two centuries ago, are the backbone of Torbreck’s winemaking.
The 2018 Steading Blanc is a blend of 50% Roussanne, 30% Marsanne and 20% Viognier that is aged for five months in new French Oak. The light straw color yields to an expressive floral bouquet of honeysuckle and roasted nuts. This medium-bodied white is balanced with a silky texture that sails through the mid-palate. There is a hint of minerality spice and acidity that completes this wine.
By Perry Miroballi