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The Wine Front – I’d maybe drink sparkling wine (of any style) only a handful of times per year, though I do really like this offering from Torzi. It’s dry, it’s flavoursome, it has no hard edges or abrasion, with a gentle almost silky and creamy texture, a saline complexity, fine bubbles and a long dry slightly grainy finish. Outside of that it has some lime leaf and floral perfume, lemon zest, finger lime and green apple, maybe oatmeal, and drinks a charm. Tasted: Jan23 12% alc. $28 Cork Drink: 2023 - 2027 - Gary Walsh, The Wine Front.
About This Wine
While Torzi Matthews is well known for producing some of South Australia's best value reds wine, here they turn their attention to Prosecco; the traditional sparkling wine of northern Italy's Veneto region.
The Torzi Matthews Vigna Cantina Prosecco 2022 is made using the traditional Martinotti / Charmat method, whereby the wine is fermented in tank as opposed to bottle. Produced from Prosecco grown in the Barossa, this is bright and aromatic with notes of stone fruits, lime and white flowers. Wonderfully bright with orchard fruits, melon, apples and lime. Finishes dry, fresh and rounded, with excellent acidity, texture, weight and persistence.
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Barossa Valley Wine
The Barossa Valley wine region has historically and currently still is one of Australia's most prestigious premium wine producing regions. Located just 60km north east of Adelaide city centre, the climate there is very hot and dry which is perfect for the big bold reds the area is famous for.
A straight Shiraz is what Barossa is most well known for, however Rhone blends, such as Shiraz Cabernet are also very popular. While much less prevalent, white wines (Chardonnay, Riesling, Semillon) are planted on the higher altitude hillsides where the ocean breeze cools temperatures down to a level suitable for producing these varieties as well.
Some of Australia's earliest Shiraz plantings can be found here dating as far back as the 1850's. While not always a guarantee of quality, it might be worth seeking out and trying one of the region's "old vine shiraz" if you haven't yet.