|BRAND NAME||Rockford Hill|
|LIQUOR STYLE||Full Red|
Reason to Buy
Bold, Heavy, Robust
Rich Fruit Profile
Rockford Hill Reserve wines come from the most expressive blocks from our best vineyards. Complex and layered, the rich fruit profile of these wine displays the ultimate finesse and balance.
2016 season in Padthaway had a good start with soil full of moisture from winter rainfall. Due to mild spring temperatures the budburst was late but overall, the growing season was long which allowed the Shiraz to reach its full phenological flavour ripeness with ideal balance of sugar and acid concentration. Conditions throughout veraison till harvest were a vigneron’s dream.
Fruit was handpicked at optimum flavour ripeness with 14.8 Baume-Fermented in open fermenters at 25deg C-Hand plunged and pumped over twice a day- Pressed off the skins- allowed to go through natural Malo-lactic fermentation- Filled in French oak, 30 % new- Matured for 24 months.
Winery & Region
The Padthaway wine region is found within the Limestone Coast and is represented by major wine companies and an increasing number of private producers. The region has over 4,000 hectares which consist of mostly Shiraz, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, with Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon taking up 50% of the land.