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1 - 9 of 9 Wines By Rockbare
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Rockbare Barossa Babe Shiraz
Barossa
Available by the dozen
Tim Burvill worked at Wynns and Penfolds, where he refined his style alongside some of the best winemakers in the country. Establishing his own label, he embarked upon a secret project to acquire parcels of wayward Barossa Shiraz. With a backbone of fruit grown to some of the oldest sites in Australia, much of Barossa Babe comes off vines up to 140 years of age. The intense power and complexity of the primary fruit flavours are complimented by sweet oak and gripping solid tannins, culminating in a wine of extraordinary complexity and length.
$3599each
$431DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Old vine Barossa Shiraz, the older the better. While Shiraz was the mainstay of the Australian wine industry for most of its first century, in the Barossa the variety has always held a special mystique. One of the only premium international viticulutural areas not ravaged by phylloxera in the 1800s, the Barossa remains as a living museum of the worlds oldest Shiraz vineyards. Tim Burvill has made the most of his years working with local growers, to isolate and to retain choice parcels of old vines Shiraz. Barossa Babe is treated to a warm vinification in small open top fermenters followed by up to two years maturation in a combination of new and prior use oak barriques.
 
Cherry black with vivid purple hue. Warming nose of brooding syrupy dark fruit, earth and leather, mocha and licorice. A big, rich, lush wine offering a degree of elegance, exquisite black berry fruits and subtle spiciness along a dreamy palate, through to a delightful finish of fine lingering tannins and warming touch of pepper.
Rockbare Chardonnay
McLaren Vale
Available by the dozen
Tim Burvill was responsible for producing the super premium white wines portfolio during his tenure at Penfolds, winning many conspicuous medals and accolades along the way. RockBare is a creamy textured Chardonnay with alluring aromatics, generous flavour profiles and refreshing acidity. If you're tired of the politically correct styles of Chardonnay, then RockBare will be right up your alley. Delicious alongside your favourite recipe of scallops, supreme de volaille or creamily sauced, flat noodle pappardelle pastas.
$2099each
$251DOZEN
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DOZEN
Tim Burvill draws his insiration from the crisp Sancerre wines of France. His straight forward, low intervention winemaking techniques translate into solid Chardonnay wines with bold varietal definition and intense fruit. The same careful approach is taken in the vineyard. Grapes are harvested in the cool of the night just as the tropical flavours begin to appear. A completely wild, indigenous yeast vinification serves to enhance the aromatics, ferments are run very cool to retain valuable volatiles. A component of large format oak ferments reduce acid harshness while contributing complexity. Five months of lees stirring compliments the mid palate texture and contributes a rich nutty taste.
 
Pale green hue. Pungent tropical and melon fruit laced with exotic dashes of kiwi and cashew. Stylish and elegant, the vibrant fruit drenches the tastebuds with a wave of intense pineapple, peaches and nectarine. The mid palate is textural with a bounty of creamy, mealy complexity derived from extended lees stirring. A balanced acid finish, crisp, lingering on notes of clean tangerine and lemon freshness.
Rockbare Clare Valley Riesling
Clare Valley
Available by the dozen
The pick of Watervale fruit from a very special, hand selected site amongst the idyllic, rolling pastorals of Valley Clare. An intensely fragrant blend of freshly squeezed tahitian lime and blossom frangiapan over a subtle hint of wet stones, youthful and bright, fresh lime intense on the palate. A term of extended lees contact and four months stirring battonage introduces complexity, textural richness, crisp and dry, a beautiful line of grapefruit acidity to the finish.
$2149each
$257DOZEN
EACH
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Rockbare Coonawarra Cabernet Sauvignon
Coonawarra
Available by the dozen
The Rockbare team love their viticulture, they work tirelessy in the vineyard to realize the most splendid harvests, the definition of Coonawarra Cabernet, prize parcels of fruit exhibiting deep, rakish colour and lined with polished showroom tannins, profound varietal character and alluring regional charm. A course of extended macerations, long slow ferments and judicious measure of refined French oak, has achieved a Coonawarra Cabernet that's seamless and superb, artfully fashioned for accompaniement along the finest fare.
$2299each
$275DOZEN
EACH
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Rockbare work to a belief that wine should tell a story about the terroir whence it originates, that the vines deserve lots of love and care, that the winemaking process should be the subject of minimal handling to allow growers to do what they do best. Parcels of Coonawarra Cabernet are cold soaked for three days, prior to warming and the initiation of a spontaneous ferment, assisted by the addition of Cabernet specific yeasts for a warm 18┬░C to 22┬░C vinification on skins over the course of a fortnight. Upon completion, batches are treated to an extended maceration and gentle airbag press into a selection of seasoned and new, European and French oak casks, followed by malolactic and a year's maturation.
 
Purple red with violet hues. Varietal herbaceous mint, briar and tomato leaf, blackcurrants, dusty cigar box and a hint of sweet toffee. Vibrant and youthful palate of blackcurrant pastille, wild berries and a lick of fresh stalky high notes meld with dark chocolate, a savoury touch of black olive and hints of nutmeg and cassis. Taut acidity and cedar oak hold the palate together, supple tannins contribute to the lengthy, dry and chalky finish.
Rockbare Shiraz
McLaren Vale
Available by the dozen
RockBare are raiders of precious but wayward vineyards, planted to outdated standards of viticulture, sadly unviable for large scale winemaking. These are however, precisely the nature of site that Rockbare retain. An assemblage of old and very old vines Shiraz, the ferments display exceptional properties as soon as they are crushed, exhibiting amazing tannin structure and remarkable eloquence. By any measure, a splendid McLaren Vale Shiraz, it is not often that parcels of such high quality are collated and vinified into such an opulent yet accessible wine.
$2199each
$263DOZEN
EACH
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McLaren Vale is one of the world's premier regions for deeply flavoured, full bodied Shiraz, but the Australian wine industry has been going through a very rough period. Within McLaren Vale, this made some incredibly old and amazing Shiraz vineyards suddenly available, which were gleefully accepted into the RockBare fold. Parcels of old vine Shiraz, some of the oldest in Australia, up to 140 years of age, are inoculated and treated to a warm vinification in static fermenters on skins for up to a fortnight at 22C. The wines are gently pressed on skins with the aid of an airbag before sending to a selection of seasoned and new French and American oak barrels for completion of malolactic and eighteen months maturation.
 
Vivid purple, violet hue. An elegant, lifted nose of bramble and fleshy raspberry, hints of violet, cedar and cloves. Succulent mulberry and red currant fruit harmonise with velvety chocolate, mocha and sweet vanillin flavours, the oak only just manages to poke its head above the tidal wave of Shiraz flavours. Trademark RockBare liquorice tannins will continue to mellow and evolve.
Rockbare Tempranillo
McLaren
Available by the dozen
From a splendid, hand chosen site in McLaren Flat, its deep, fertile soils encouraging the large pungent Tempranillo berries to ripen with an abundance of flavour. Samplings of fruit off the vines become ever more frequent as harvest approaches, such is the pleasure of tasting the grapes, a swarm of local bees are equally excited by the juicy sweetness. Winemaking inputs are kept to a minimum, purposefully matured in a selection of larger format, seasoned French oak, taming the tannins while allowing the quality of fruit to shine.
$2399each
$287DOZEN
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Deep crimson, violet hue. Leather and earth, tobacco leaf nose, delicate herbal note with pungent, fruity essence wafts of plum and wild strawberry. An exuberant, positively plump palate of sarsaparilla and cherry cola up front buoyed by juicy cranberry and blueberry notes that effortlessly fuse with underlying elements of chicory, clove and sweet vanilla. Lingering finish of chalky, Dutch cocoa tannins.
Rockbare Tideway Grenache
Barossa
Available by the dozen
Some of the gnarled and twisted old vines which yield the grapes for Rockbare date back to the first days of Barossa settlement in the 1840s, when pioneers replanted their precious cuttings from Europe. Grenache is hand harvested, hand sorted and vinified to dryness over the course of a fortnight, basket pressed into seasoned French oak barriques for malolactic on lees. Vibrant, punchy and driven by red berry notes, fashioned to display fresh lively fruit character, textural complexity and a savoury finish on a fine length of malleable walnut tannins.
$2599each
$311DOZEN
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Rockbare Tideway Roussanne Shiraz
Barossa
Available by the dozen
$2599each
$309DOZEN
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Rockbare Wild Vine Grenache Rose
McLaren Vale
Available by the dozen
Bunches of Grenache are all hand picked and quickly pressed to extract just the right amount of precocious pink hue, vinified to dryness over the course of a fortnight and treated to a course of lees stirring battonage for optimal palate richness. A fragrant, delightfully drinking, strawberries and cream style of blush wine, brimming with bright red berry fruit characters, peach notes and zesty blood orange tang, slightly savoury at the finish, ideally to accompany pink fleshed fishes, flavourful Mediterranean recipes and Al Fresco fare.
$2149each
$257DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
RockBare was born out of Tim Burvill's desire to create his own wine from fruit grown to Australia's best viticultural regions

Growing up in Western Australia, Tim's interest in wine was sparked at a young age by frequent summer holidays to the Margaret River region. He fell in love with the world of wine, his passion eventually saw him move to South Australia, where he completed an honours degree at Adelaide University's Roseworthy Campus. His first job was with Southcorp, which as Tim puts it "was the best start to a winemaking career that anyone could ask for." For the next 5 years Tim worked with Southcorp, travelling the country plying his craft in the Coonawarra (Wynns) and the Barossa Valley (Penfolds), the Sunraysia and the Riverland, refining his style alongside some of the best winemakers in the country. A rapid rise through the ranks soon saw him vested with the responsibility at the age of 25, of making Southcorp's ultra-premium white wines, including Penfolds Yattarna. In 2001, Tim decided to follow his own path and began RockBare, focusing on Chardonnay and Shiraz from South Australia's McLaren Vale.

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The home of RockBare is McLaren Vale. Sunny days cool nights, the unique pure flavour of McLaren Vale ..nothing more, nothing less. "McLaren Vale produces such fantastic Shiraz and Chardonnay, why would you want to make anything else here?" The success of RockBare has been mind-blowing, with critics giving RockBare the thumbs up on its strength of character and style. Like most winemakers, Burvill understands that the quality of the wine in the glass is decided by the quality of the fruit from the vineyard. RockBare showcases the pure expression of fruit from the beautiful McLaren Vale.

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When Burvill started RockBare, his goal was to make pure and intense wines, using only varieties that are suited to growing in the cool, maritime climate of South Australia's McLaren Vale. Chardonnay, Shiraz and Grenache. These wine varieties were his passion, and McLaren Vale was the logical choice of region to pursue his dream. Burvill wanted to make wine in McLaren Vale because he believes it's the best all-round region in Australia. It's known for being consistent year in, year out, it's got a great maritime climate and very good soils.

McLaren Vale is undoubtedly one of the premier regions for producing ripe, palate-rich Chardonnay, and powerful, deeply flavoured, full-bodied Shiraz, but the Australian wine industry had been going through a very rough period. In the McLaren Vale, this made some incredibly old and amazing Shiraz vineyards suddenly available, which were gleefully accepted into the RockBare fold. Burvill derives the greatest pleasure from processing the fruit of so many 50+ year old Shiraz vineyards.

So, why Barossa Babe? Well, this was Burvill's secret project. Generations of winemakers have recognised the Barossa Valley's unique ability to make deeply coloured and flavoured Shiraz wines which are characterised by their depth of flavour and class. So Tim has reverted back to a trusted formula in his quest to make the perfect Shiraz. Old vine Barossa Shiraz, the older the better. For Barossa Babe, grapes from very old vines are the source. Not 20 or 30 years old, but seriously old, perhaps some of the oldest vines in Australia, up to 140 years! How could he turn his back on such brilliant old Barossa vines? The opportunity was irresistible. If you're after a light red, then RockBare Shiraz is not for you. This is an old school, hang on to your hats, powerful gutsy McLaren Vale Shiraz. So, if you're looking for a juicy red to drink with a meal, or even the next red after dinner, then you'll like this one.

Mojo wines are in keeping with Winemaker Tim Burvill's power-packed fruit driven style. From the cool temperatures of the Adelaide Hills, to the hot summer weather of the Barossa Valley, Tim Burvill selects the best fruit to produce Mojo wines. The Adelaide Hills is Australia's premier cool climate wine region, dividing the Barossa Valley to the North and McLaren Vale to the South. The region is renowned for its exceptional white wines and Burvill is doing exciting things with its unique terroir. The folds and undulations of the hills create a wide range of microclimates, whilst the beautiful verdan valleys criss-cross the north-facing slopes to capture the sun and provide protection from the strong cold southerly wind. Mojo Sauvignon Blanc is produced from Adelaide Hills fruit. It is mainly the altitude that is the key to the climate, with Mount Lofty and the Piccadilly Valley being much cooler than the city of Adelaide. Stylistically the Adelaide Hills, produces clean crisp whites, with great acidity. It is these naturally occurring flavours that Tim tries to capture in every bottle.

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Mojo Shiraz, comes from the Barossa Valley, which is one of the Australia's best known regions with a rich winemaking history dating back to 1847. The moderately continental climate provides the ideal conditions for a wide number of grape varieties especially the production of full-bodied reds. It is these unique growing conditions and the natural sunlight, which Tim tries to capture in Mojo Shiraz.

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