The Beckstoffer To Kalon vineyard continues to receive worldwide accolades for the wines, TOR’s example shows why, particularly when bottled in magnum and with a few years’ ageing under its belt. The vineyard is on a gentle slope on the western foothills of the Oakville appellation, on Bale loam soils and is impeccably farmed by Andy Beckstoffer’s team. Using their viticultural insight TOR carefully determine canopy, crop load and picking dates to get the best from their one acre block of this unique vineyard. In the winery the TOR team tread carefully to allow the character of the vineyard stand above and beyond any flavours produced by the winemaking.
2002 was only the second time wines were produced under the TOR label, limited in availability and showing the quality for which Tor Kenward had long been known. Now after over 15 years in magnum this wine is simply stunning, an etheral blend of structure, fruit and elegance that shows the best of what time can do with wines from this exceptional vineyard. An unforgettable experience.