Intense salmon pink in colour, this Grenache rose highlights the more-ish creaminess of the variety. This easy-drinking wine invites you in with a touch of strawberries and cream on the nose and just a hint of zesty orange-like acidity adds complexity.
When winemaker Tim Burvill decided to start Rockbare winery it was always his dream to make wines that were indicative of the region, these included: Chardonnay, Shiraz and Grenache. In 2001 Tim decided to go out on his own and formed the Rockbare label, he’s not looked back since. Tim grew up in Western Australia, but winemaking did not start until joining Southcorp and working with fruit from all over South Australia. Today Rockbare Wines is headed up by Chief Winemaker Shelley Torresan, with assistance from Peter Fraser. The Rockbare Cellar Door is based in the Adelaide Hills on the main street of the picturesque Hahndorf. The main building comprises a cottage built in 1845 - the perfect place to sample the wines of Rockbare. As well as the highly successful Rockbare brand there is the new project called Barossa Babe made from fruit sourced from 140-year-old vines.
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This estate's represents a joint venture between the Jackson and Valmorbida families. Certainly, the economic muscle of the former provides a platform for abstemious yields, the selection of optimal fruit and winemaking that is as traditional or experimental as it needs to be to allow these virtues to come to the fore. A thirst-slaking rose that does not subterfuge grenache's tendency toward ripeness in the name of acid retention. Thankfully, because it is saline and fresh enough. Otherwise, musk stick, maraschino cherry and Turkish delight.