Warrenmang Torchio Aged Pressings, Pyrenees Multi Vintage
The Warrenmang Torchio (pronounced tor-Kio) Aged Pressings is a blend of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and a dash of Dolcetto. The majority of the wine comes from the 2006 vintage but is unusually blended with reserve stocks from the previous ten vintages. All of the pressings remained in barrel until bottling.
"A blend of pressings of Shiraz (62%)/Cabernet Sauvignon (33%)/Dolcetto (5%) assembled from barrels of 2006 vintage with some 'reserve' barrels of the best vintages over the past 10 years. It is neither fearsomely tannic or alcoholic, rather a medium- to full-bodied wine with licorice, blackberry and blackcurrant fruit flavours." 94 Points, James Halliday
"Deep dark red, slight purple. Clean, bright, fruit-driven bouquet with a trace of mint. Super-ripe sweet raisin / prune aromas and flavours. Full-on but not overdone. Stacked with flavour, richness, and ample ripe tannins. Full-bodied and some older wine in the blend contributes softeness and mellowness. Lovely wine: I really enjoy this. Big structure and plenty of firm tannin. Utterly delicious."
92 points, Huon Hooke (June 2007)
GOLD medal at the Australian Small Winemakers Show 2010
The Pyrenees is located in western Central Victoria and was settled during the gold rush of the 1850s. The region is located northeast of the Grampians, north of the Great Dividing Range. Many of the vineyards are planted with an easterly aspect at an altitude of around 350 to 400m on quartz and decomposed slatey soils over Friable clay. Low rainfall in the area necessitates drip irrigation. Temperatures during the growing season are moderated by late afternoon southerly breezes. The Pyrenees is best known for producing cool climate peppery Shiraz and well-structured Cabernet Sauvignon.