The Australian wine industry has been going through a very rough period recently. What this has done in my backyard, McLaren Vale, is free up some incredibly old and amazing Shiraz vineyards, which I have gleefully accepted into the RockBare fold. I really am amazed that in the six vintages since I started with RockBare Shiraz, just how many 50+ year old Shiraz vineyards I now have the pleasure of making my wine from.
If you're after a light red, then RockBare Shiraz is not for you. This is an old school, hang on to your hats, powerful gutsy McLaren Vale Shiraz. So, if you're looking for a juicy red to drink with a meal, or even the 'next red after dinner', then I think you'll like this one.
- SA - McLaren Vale
- South Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
Vivid purple with a violet hue.
An elegant, lifted nose of bramble and eshy raspberry with subtle hints of violets, clove and cedar.
Succulent mulberry and red currant fruit harmonise with velvety chocolate, mocha and sweet vanillin nuances. Underlying smoked bacon, mint and earthy characters add ethereal complexity and create a lingering nish of soft raspberry liquorice tannins.
The consummate partner for this wine is slowly braised lamb or veal shanks (and take the extra time to prepare some gremolata as a nishing touch).
If slow braising is not in your repertoire, drink it whilst gnawing the meat o a T-Bone steak.