$37.95 x 12
From where vines meet the sea in McLaren Vale Rockbare works directly with family-owned vineyards and growers to produce their award-winning wines. Many of these farmers have been part of the RockBare journey since the beginning nearly 20 years ago.
Select blocks in the NE corner of McLaren Vale were harvested over the 14- 18th of March. Harvest 2020 was low yielding but of high quality. This end of McLaren Vale is slightly cooler, has sandier soils, and produces more blue- fruited, perfumed and elegant wines. Fermentation was started in stainless steel open fermenters; letting the ferment warm itself to 28C; and then bringing it back to a nice cool long ferment of 12 days at 22C;retaining those pretty aromatics. Gently pressing of the parcels off of their skins was achieved through an airbag press. Following malolactic fermentation, the wine was sent for maturation in older French and American oak hogsheads, and some seasoned large format French oak vats for 15 months prior to preparation for bottling.
If you’re after a light Shiraz, this is not the red for you. It’s inky black and dripping with ripe blackberries, dark chocolate and liquorice underpinned by mocha and spice. The voluptuous, fleshy mouth-feel is laden with velvet smooth tannins and along, dark chocolate, spicy mocha and vanillin oak aftertaste. If you’re keen to cellar, 4-5 years would do it justice. Perfect for your next barbecue or steak night.
|Region||McLaren Vale, South Australia|