Grenache Mourvedre Shiraz McLaren Vale South Australia
A tremendous red emanating heat from it's weight of alcohol, the very first vintage of a mostly Grenache wine by RockBare, sourced from an eighty year old bush vine, dry grown vineyard. You can't pass a duck with this wine, or a piquant chorizo sausage & homemade pasta dish.
Tim Burvill is a raider of old vines, one of a breed of swashbuckling winemakers who scour the beaten roads and inaccessible terrains of the McLaren Vale for long forgotten and unviable sites that bear the most precious of old vines. Generations of winemakers have recognised the McLaren Vale's unique ability to grow deeply coloured and intensely flavoured grapes. Tim has reverted to a trusted formula in his quest to create the definitive Rhonesque red. 71% Grenache, 16% Shiraz, 13% Mourvedre. Rockbare was treated to barrel matured for fourteen months, 8% one year old French oak, 11% two year old French oak, 26% three year old French oak, 55% four year old French oak. Alcohol 15.5%
Crimson in colour. The wonderful, comforting smells of yesteryear, pink musk notes of the lolly jar, clove spices from the cupboard, and home baked rhubarb pudding. Scents of dry leaves and lemon tree, the dusty wooden box smells from Grandpa's old workshop are here too. Extra fine tannins arise after each mouthful, leaving the drinker with impressions of dark chocolates and warm, sweet alcohol.