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Rockbare are raiders of precious but wayward vineyards, planted to outdated standards of viticulture, sadly unviable for large scale winemaking.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 choose to retain. Winemaker Tim Burvill worked at Wynns and Penfolds, where he refined his style alongside some of the best winemakers in the nation's history. Establishing his own label, he embarked upon a secret project to acquire parcels of prodigal Barossa vine. With a backbone of fruit grown to some of the oldest sites in Australia, much of Rockbare's fruit comes off vines a century or more of age. The intense power and complexity of Rockbare's resplendent range of wines are complimented by sweet oak and gripping tannins, culminating in vintages of extraordinary flavour and exquisite.. Precious & prodigal parcels of the barossa»

Fraser Gallop Semillon Sauvignon CONFIRM VINTAGE

Sauvignon Blanc Semillon Margaret River Western Australia
Fraser Gallop aim to create a wine which has true elegance, fine texture and ample complexity as well as lively, fresh fruit character. Semillon is sourced from Wilyabrup where it can mature past the green, herbal notes to the riper spectrum of flavours such as lemongrass and quince. Sauvignon Blanc comes from the cooler sub region of Karridale, an area which produces finer, more elegant berries with fresher flavours. The classic Margaret River white style, eminently drinkable upon release, a wine which is more than just simple fruit flavours.
Available by the dozen
Case of 12
$257.00
Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc are harvested in the cool hours of morning and delivered promptly to the crush pad. Grapes are de-stemmed, crushed and gently pumped through a chiller on way to the Bucher XPF 80 press to get the must down to 8C. Juices are settled at 8C, racked off gross lees and warmed to 16C for fermentation. The juices are fermented in tank with two different yeasts to maintain freshness, bright fruit flavours and aromatics. A small proportion is fermented in new and one year old French oak barriques which adds to the complexity, structure and length of flavour. Sulphites are added upon completion to deter malolactic. The wine was protein and cold stabilised and cross flow filtered.
Pale straw with green hues. Gooseberries and passionfruit, lemongrass and fruit jube bouquets, rich bubblegum esters fade away to reveal a mineral edged wine. The palate is chalky as the fresh crispness of acidity sits well with supple sweetness. Lime and juniper berries make for a very delicious style. A well balanced wine with lingering flavours, a nice complexity that keeps you coming back for more.
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