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2017 Rockford Shiraz VP

Multiregional South AustraliaFortified and SweetHighly RecommendPrivate CellarAustralian

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The Rockford wineworks and apparatus on Krondorf Road at Tanunda date back to the 1850s. The artisanal proprietors employ traditional techniques to assemble one of the nation's most singularly commanding wines. Parcels of the best dry grown old vine Shiraz, some of which were planted in the nineteenth century, from a select cabal of growers, operating vineyards in the Barossa, Kalimna and Ebenezer, Moppa Springs and the Eden Valley, are treated to an ancient basket press followed by vinfication in old fashioned open fermentation vessels.The batches are matured in a selection of mostly well seasoned French and American oak barrels, before a rigorous selection to determine the final assemblage. Deeply coloured wine. A dense bouquet of aromatic dark fruits and berries with a twist of spice before the most engaging palate of reductions, power and richness over background oak and complex spice.

Region - Multiregional South Australia

Type - Fortified and Sweet

Year - 2017

Winery - South Australian Treasures

Grape - Port

Volume - 500mL

About the wine

Tasting notes

A deep and intense vintage port made from 2017 Shiraz. This wine is made from a special corner of the Kleinig Family Shiraz vineyard in Moppa, which ripens late in the season. The fermenting juice was fortified with a twenty-four-year old, wood aged brandy spirit before being aged for 12 months in a large seasoned oak vat. Over time it will develop greater complexity, so if you can keep this wine for a handful more years your patience will be richly rewarded. Share it with someone special.

Wine descriptors

Big and Rich, Captivating and Complex, For the Cellar, Smooth and Seductive, Something Special, Sweeter Side

Fruit aromas & flavour

Cherries, Dark Berries, Dried Fruits, Plum, Red Berries

Other aromas & flavour

Chocolate, Earth, Meaty, Nuttiness, Oak, Spices, Vanilla

Body type

full

Acidity

medium

Food pairings

Pork

Cheese

Pizza

Vegetables

Shellfish

Oysters

Cured Meats

Desserts

Fish

Spicy Foods

Red Meat

Pasta

BBQ

Poultry