Rockford 'Alicante Bouchet ' 2023

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 Rockford Alicante Bouchet 2023
The exception to the rule! Alicante is genetically linked to the hardy pioneer variety of Grenache, so it’s also well-adapted to our warm Mediterranean climate. Because the flesh of this distinctive variety is bright red in colour, there’s no need for the skins and juice to sit together to extract the colour and flavour before pressing. Alicante is a variety which ripens 

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Rockford Wines

"In 1971 I purchased an 1850’s stone settler’s cottage and outbuildings on five acres of land in the village of Krondorf, which sits in the shadow of the Barossa Ranges, in the heart of the Barossa Valley. The courtyard shaped winery which grew from this was built in the same style and from the same materials as the original buildings. The vintage shed is equipped with plant from the pioneer era – I collected these valuable pieces when they were discarded by other Australian wineries as they modernised. This allows Rockford to carry on the traditional Australian winemaking techniques, but more importantly the winery is the same scale, age and pace as our growers’ vineyards."

"To me the winery is not just a building but a large piece of sculpture with Barossa wine running through its veins, hopefully when you walk into the courtyard you’ll instantly feel a sense of all that it represents." Robert O'Callaghan - The Founder/Winemaker.
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The Barossa Valley

Barossa Valley is one of the most well known regions across Australia as well as being one of the most established. It is red wine country with some of the most concentrated red wines of the world being produced here. Shiraz is king followed by Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot - recently Grenache and Mouvedre are finding more popularity.