THE GROWERS’ CUT PAYS HOMAGE EACH YEAR TO A SELECTED TORBRECK GROWER WHOSE PARTICULAR VINEYARD HAS BEST EXEMPLIFIED THE SEASON OR PRODUCED AN EXTRAORDINARY PARCEL OF WINE
This special release, cellar door only wine is produced from one of the traditional Torbreck and Barossa varieties of Grenache, Shiraz or Mataro.
The Hoffmann family are the winners of The Growers’ Cut 2016 award with a unique single vineyard Shiraz, known as the ‘Track Block’, located at the northern end of the western
range in the Barossa sub-region of Ebenezer. Planted on dark red earth over deep clay with a chalky layer of limestone, this is a consistently low yielding block that provides
immense depth of flavour.
Despite a dry winter during 2015, rains in January and March 2016, freshened the older vines and provided long, slow ripening periods in between, which led to a stand-out
vintage with high quality fruit.
Showing a deep saturated dark red colour and expressing notes of bay leaf, mulberry and cracked pepper this wine will reward those who can hide it away in the cellar.
VARIETY: 100% Shiraz
VINEYARD: Track Block
HARVEST: 9 March 2016
MATURATION: 18 months in well-seasoned
French oak barriques
ANALYSIS: Alc/Vol 15%
COLOUR: Dark purple
AROMA: Intense lifted Mulberry, blackcurrant
and dark cocoa
PALATE: Plush, round mouthfeel and
CELLAR: 5 to 10 years