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2010 Rockford Basket Press Shiraz

2010 Rockford Basket Press Shiraz

2010 Rockford Basket Press shiraz.  96Pts James Halliday, from the 2010 vintage.  This vintage will become a wine collectors favourite, it is destine to be a classic wine. 

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2010 Rockford Basket Press shiraz.  The 2010 vintage is regarded as a classic.  Barossa Valley shiraz coming from 2010 is out standing, the wines have fabulous colour, they are concentrated with vibrant flavours and exceptional balance.  The 2010 Rockford Basket Press shiraz will cellar for 20+ years, it is going to be a classic Barossa Valley shiraz.  

Rockford Wines (located in the Barossa Valley, SA) the maker of Rockford Basket Press shiraz and Black Shiraz, a sparkling shiraz that is one of the best made in Australia.  Owner and Winemaker, Robert O’Callaghan is committed to maintaining the best of the traditional old world wine trade, which requires lots of manual labour, skill and loads of hard work.  The shiraz fruit used to make Rockford Basket Press is sourced from local growers, much of the fruit comes from very old and some of the best dry grown, "old vine" vineyards in the Barossa Valley and its sub-regions such as Kalimna, Ebenezer and the Eden Valley.  Some of these vines are between 60 and 135+ years of age and they produce fruit that is big and bold in colour, it has power and great richness.  The Barossa Valley has over 500 independent grape growers, whose vineyards are broken up into separate small blocks of different grape varieties, varying ages and on different soil types.  Robert O'Callaghan has a great deal of respect for the accumulated knowledge, skill and long term commitment of the growers he works with and never under estimates the contribution they make to each of his wines.