Rockbare Barossa Babe Shiraz
$3599each
$431DOZEN
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Fruit Shiraz
Regions Barossa
  South Australia
Each $35.99
$431.00
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.
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.
TASTING NOTES
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.
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More About Rockbare Wines
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. Rockbare»