Barossa Valley Moppa Springs Grenache Shiraz Mataro

Rockford SKU: IARMSGSM19

Grape Variety: Grenache Blend

R 1,041.00

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Grenache, Mataro, Shiraz. The 2019 vintage was drier and warmer than average. These conditions gave us a lower yield of high quality fruit with deep, concentrated colour and spicy aromatics. The wine is a great reflection of this vintage and reinforces how perfectly suited the Barossa’s Mediterranean climate is for these pioneer varieties. Moppa Springs, Ebenezer and Kalimna are some of the driest areas in the Barossa, where green vines grow on one side of the fence and ripened wheat on the other. This hard country is cold, wet and frosty during pruning, then hot, dry and dusty during harvest. These are the kind of tough conditions that ensure Grenache, Mataro and Shiraz give their best. These varieties and the families who grow them earned the right to represent the Barossa in this traditional blend by surviving for more than 150 years when others could not. Like all Rockford reds, the grapes for this wine are hand forked into our 1880’s Bagshaw destemmer, open fermented and then gently basket pressed. All components are aged separately in a combination of seasoned American and French oak hogsheads and large vats to allow the tannins to soften and colours and flavours to consolidate, before being bottled under the highest quality cork. ABV 14.4%