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 may well go down as the vintage of the decade. The warm, dry spring led to good fruit-set and summer was generally quite cool. The cooling effect from the ocean created ideal weather conditions for slow ripening with above average growing degree days.
Handpicked at optimum flavor ripeness at 14.5 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, 60 % new- Matured for 24 months.
Liquor Style Complex Red
Current Vintage 2016
Alcohol Volume 14.5%
Region McLaren Vale