Fruit is sourced from the Rocky Road Vineyard which lies in the headwaters of the Chapman Brook, near Witchcliffe in the south of the Margaret River region. The rows are on a northerly aspect and the vines enjoy long days of sunshine, moderated by the vineyard’s southern location. The vines are cane pruned on a single bilateral cordon with a vertically trained canopy. It is a simple and practical format that maximises light penetration and maintains a balanced vine.
- WA - Margaret River
- Western Australia
The Rocky Road estate vineyard is at the southern (coolest) part of Margaret River: the wine was wild-fermented, then matured in old (inert) oak or concrete vessels, with the successful aim of focusing on the fruit, which is fully flavour-ripe, (even a touch of dark chocolate); the tannins are ripe, the final stanza of a left of field wine. 94 Points. James Halliday's Top Cellaring Selections of 2013
Smells fantastic. Has a classy vibe right from the get-go - dark fruit, olive tapenade and a touch of the leafiness. Silky texture, dusty tannins drawn long, more dark fruit, briary and complex. Tannin sits in the mid palate and trims the wine through its super length. 94 Points. Mike Bennie Wine Business Monthly July 2013
Winery Tasting Notes
Intense blackcurrant and ripe plums with cola and sweet mint in supporting roles.
An abundance of cassis and forest fruits fill a palate that is a complex mix of dark chocolate and black tea. A purist Cabernet; unfined, unfiltered this is raw as a hand full of fruit from the vine.