Torbreck Juveniles

Juveniles is a 'cult' Parisian wine bar run by eningmatic ex-pat Englishman, Tim Johnston. He's been in Paris more than twenty years and is a passionate promoter of the Rhone Valley and it's wines, particularly individualist, quality minded producers. Dave Powell hit it off with Tim over the years, eventually making a wine exclusively for his wine bar in 1999. In keeping with Tim and Dave's love of Rhone Valley varietals and the fact that they are equally at home in the Barossa,the blend constitutes old-vine Grenache, Mataro (Mourvedre) and Shiraz and was elevaged entirely in stainless steel.The owner of Juveniles wine bar in Paris, Tim Johnston, suggested that I make a wine for him.I decided that it should be a blend of Grenache, Mataro and Shiraz from our ancient vines. I asked Tim's daughter Carolyn, to design a separate label for this cuvee, as her paintings adorn the walls of her fathers wine bar. David Powell