One of Australia’s leading wineries, Torbreck Vintners was founded by David Powell in 1994. He affectionately named his
winery “Torbreck” after a forest in Scotland where he worked as a lumberjack. Torbreck produces wines exclusively from the
most revered vineyards in the Barossa Valley, home to some of the oldest vines and clonal material in the world, thanks to its
freedom from Phylloxera. Red wines are produced from the classic Barossa varieties: Grenache, Shiraz and Mataro, using
manual, traditional methods and are complemented by white wines produced from Semillon, Viognier, Marsanne and
The wines have been praised effusively since the beginning by the world’s leading wine critics, journalists and opinion leaders
and are represented on the wine lists of the world’s best restaurants. In 2008 the completion of a state of the art, eco-friendly
winery, packaging and administration building has meant the realization of David’s goal to have all Torbreck wines produced
and bottled on the estate.
|Medium-bodied with a pristine lemon hue this youthful
wine offers delicate scents of citrus, limestone, candle wax, and toasted brioche. The palate reveals notes of almond kernels,
soft pineapple, roasted cashew and white peach. Finishes with a crisp spine of razor like acidity.
| Wine Advocate 88 points (Oct 2010)
The 2010 Woodcutter?s Semillon gives a good intensity of lemon peel and lime leaf aromas with some notes of orange blossom and fresh straw coming through with air. The medium bodied palate has a pleasant citrusy character and great freshness. Drink it now to 2013
|The Semillon (predominantly Madeira Clone) was sourced from Kalimna, Vine Vale, Rowland Flat and Koonunga Hill. The
vineyards were hand-picked and whole bunches were gently pressed to individual vats where they were left to settle. After 24
hours the younger blocks were racked to tank and the older parcels were transferred to six year old French barriques for a long
cool fermentation. The components were later assembled and bottled.