Recently I was at Torbreck having an amazing taste of some iconic wines when I was told the story of Simon "Fish" Fisher. A heart breaking and heart warming story all in one. A story that breaks your heart and renews your faith in humanity at the same time. It will bring you to tears, because of tragedy and triumph simultaneously.
I simply could not, not buy a bottle. This is just another reason to love this industry. This is from the Torbreck Blog and website...
What the heck is a Steading? On a highland farm the collection of barns, stables and its outbuildings is known as a steading. With that piece of clarification out of the way lets get to the wine. The Steading Blanc is a blend of three classic white Rhone varietal grapes, Marsanne, 65% Rousanne, 30% and Viognier, 5%. All of the grapes were picked at the Descendant Vineyard. Marsanne and Viognier ever so 'gently seasoned' in French barriques. Flinty minerals, with a subtle butt