Torzi Matthews Frost Dodger Shiraz
Frost Dodger is the flagship Shiraz made by Torzi Matthews from their Mt McKenzie vineyard in the Eden Valley. After a few years hiatus, the Frost Dodger Shiraz returns with the 2021 vintage; the 13th release of this limited release, single vineyard wine crafted via the traditional Italian ‘appassimento’ style dry racking. The result is a generous, complex shiraz bursting with lovely aromatics, and plenty of intense black cherry and blue fruit flavour. With a nice underlying savouriness, wonderful fine tannin and loads of enjoyment, this is sure to be a hugely popular release from Torzi Matthews.
Torzi Matthews, a food and winemaking partnership between Domenic Torzi and Tracy Matthews have passion and the firm conviction of appreciating the value of heritage tradition in the crafting of their wines and olive produce.
Domenic is fifth generation Calabrian – Abruzzese stock and grew up on the Adelaide Plains working for the family’s market gardens, Tracy was born and raised in Newcastle, NSW with a long career in hospitality.
In 1996 we stumbled across a small, frost-pocketed hollow in the beautiful Mt McKenzie, Eden Valley and fell in love with the area for its remoteness and its diverse thin soils. The rationale was quite simple: this land would produce low yields of fruit which in turn would translate into flavoursome European style wines – the style of wines needed to match our Mediterranean food. We had plenty of detractors and lots of unsolicited advice, some good, some …well some people don’t have vision.