Powell & Son

David Powell was the founder and MD for Torbreck Vintners since its inception in 1994 until his sudden departure back in August 2013. Dave returned in 2014, this time with son Callum as Powell & Son. Many of you share our enthusiasm for Torbreck wines which are carefully skilled and perfectly judged. The same can be said for Dave and Callum’s new wines however, their pricing policy will keep the vast majority from our cellar's doors as prices are stratospherically high - £6,000 for a dozen bottles of their 99-point Kraehe Shiraz!

Nevertheless, we have purchased the UK allocation (only 150 bottles) of one wine, their sensational Roussanne / Marsanne blend which the father and son team based on the style of the great Hermitage Blancs of the Northern Rhone. They aim for richness, minerality and hedonism however, and pleasingly, the latter goal is more subdued which sets their wine apart from many. The style is typically lower in acid and high in phenolic content, which provides richness on the palate and requisite phenolics to age.

The Roussanne component is fermented and aged in stainless steel to maintain acidity and fruit florals whilst the Marsanne is barrel fermented in half new French oak. It is lees stirred, undergoes malolactic fermentation and is matured in French oak. Aside from a minor bentonite fining, no fining or filtration is done to maintain the phenolic richness of the two varieties. They are blended together prior to bottling: the Roussanne providing the aromatic fruit profile and acid balance and the Marsanne adding palate structure and richness.

Buy Powell & Son Wines

£40.95 per bottle
149 in stock