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Rock Hill Shiraz 2012

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Overview

Full bodied Shiraz, silky in texture with aroma and flavour of dark red fruits & chocolate. French oak aging contributes spice & toasted smoky characters.

The Vintage

This Shiraz wine was sourced using fruit from our ‘Rock Hill’ vineyard – planted in 1994. Grown on a block with an elevated view of the sea, it has an unforgiving soil structure, with sharp, flat rock, limestone and sandstone.

Vinification

The grapes & juice were then put into small batch open fermenters, where they slowly converted from grape juice to quality wine. Along the way its ferment cap was hand plunged twice a day, then pumped over 3 times each day in the last 4 days, to complete a 12 day ‘on skins’ ferment. One quarter of the new wine finished its ferment in 3 year old French & American oak barrels.

Technical

Alcohol by volume; 14.5% v/v Varieties; 100% Shiraz Geographical Indication; McLaren Vale, South Australia

Availability

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Awards and Accolades

Rock Hill Shiraz 2012

  • 2012 Rock Hill Shiraz

    91 Points James Halliday

    8 February 2015
    View Editorial James Halliday Wine Companion
    Published on 25 Jul 2014
    Rating:
    91 points / Highly Recommended
    Drink By:
    2020
    Price:
    $25.00
    Date Tasted:
    08 Feb 2014
    Alcohol:
    14.5%
    Tasting Notes
    Only McLaren Vale could have produced this deeply coloured single vineyard wine, its plush black fruits wrapped in a coat of dark chocolate, sauced by French oak.

  • Gold 2012 Rock Hill Shiraz

    Wine Masters Challenge Portugal 2014

    1 November 2014
    View Editorial Gold 2012 Rock Hill Shiraz Wine Masters Challenge Portugal 2014

    5109 wines registered 2309 wines scored for the final | 151 medals
    The percentage rate was 6,57% of the wines in the competition

    18 Gold
    133 Silver

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  • Gold Medal 2012 Rock Hill Shiraz

    China Wine and Spirits Awards Best Value Competition 2014

    View Editorial 2012 Rock Hill Shiraz Gold Medal China Wine and Spirits Awards Best Value Competition 2014