Torbreck The Factor 2006
Torbreck The Factor
Region: Barossa Valley, Australia
Bottle size: 75cl
Dense, dark plum, black pepper, spice and bacon rind are all perfectly supported with a dark core of ripe blackberries, leather and earth. The palate is all about texture and combines richness and purity of fruit with subtle notes of olive tapenade, saddle leather and spice.
The manager on a highland estate is referred to as The Factor. The Factor is our homage to the great old Shiraz vines of the Barossa Valley and the growers who painstakingly tend and nurture them each year. Grapes predominantly from the Gomersal and kalimna sub-regions of the Barossa providing real texture and richness to the palate
The vision is to Torbreck Vintners, which was founded in 1994, was born out of a desire to create some of the greatest wines in the world by using the incredibly old, dry-grown, Shiraz vineyards that surround the Barossa Valley. Securing these vineyards initially involved share-farming the property, a practice which involves paying the owner a percentage of the market rate for their grapes in return for managing the vineyard. It was this share-farming principle, together with their selection of some of the most highly prized vineyards, that formed the founding pillars of Torbreck’s incredible international success.