Red, For laying down

2013 The Pict, Torbreck Vintners, Barossa Valley, Australia

2013 The Pict, Torbreck Vintners, Barossa Valley, Australia

Red | For laying down | Torbreck | Code:  39888 | 2013 | Mourvèdre | Full Bodied, Dry | 15.5 % alcohol


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WA - Deep garnet in color, the 2013 The Pict has a profoundly earthy / meaty nose with suggestions of chargrill, roasted nuts and yeast extract. Full-bodied with tons of savory, Bovril laced flavors on offer in the mouth, it has firm chewy tannins and a lively backbone, finishing long and earthy.
91/100 Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate

The Producer



Torbreck was established in 1994 and is located at Marananga on the western ridge of the Barossa Valley. It is named after a forest situated just south of Inverness in the Highlands of Scotland. Founded by David Powell, a former lumberjack who worked in various vineyards to hone his oenological skills, Torbreck’s first releases in 1997 of a 1995 Runrig (Shiraz/Viognier) and 1996 The Steading (Grenache/Mataro/Shiraz) were greeted with rapturous applause by critics and connoisseurs alike. The winery is overseen by Senior Winemaker Craig Isbel and his team.

The overwhelming majority of his vines are dry-grown, nearly all are 100 - 165 years old and are tended and harvested by hand. The wines have an extraordinary combination of power, intensity, complexity and great finesse.


The Grape



Mourvèdre, aka Monastrell in Spain, is a common blending partner of Syrah and Grenache (aka Garnacha in Spain). In Australia and California it can also appear under the name Mataro.

Mourvèdre's bastion in France is Bandol, where it reigns supreme in the red blends and yielding a savoury, gamey, herby wine. It also commonly features in Southern Rhône, Languedoc & Rousillon blends. 

The grape needs a warm climate to ripen fully. Its stronghold in Spain are the appellations along the south-east Mediterranean(Murcia, Jumilla, Bullas), where it produces rosé, dry red and sweet fortified wines. Monastrell has played a significant part in Spain’s vinous heritage; it nurtures wines that are deep in colour and richly tannic, sometimes overbearing in their intensity and concentration

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