Rockford: 巴羅沙谷的歷史 Barossa’s History
Visiting Rockford is like reliving the history of the old Barossa as Rockford’s cellar is inside a vintage stone settler’s cottage where equipments can be as old as 100 years old. You will be surprised that these antique crusher, basket press and tanks are still being used vintage after vintage to make hand crafted wines.
Rockford has built long term partnerships with grape growers to source quality grapes for their wine production, an established tradition in Barossa where winemakers buy grapes rather than owning vineyards. Winemaker Ben Radford showed me one of the beautiful dry grown vineyard by the Barossa range, grapes were healthy and just started flowering in mid November. Many of the growers’ vineyards are planted on their own roots with an age of 60 to 100 years old which is a crucial ingredient to the quality of the final wine.
Rockford葡萄酒沿用巴羅沙的品種如Shiraz、Grenache、Mataro、Riesling和Semillon，以及其他品種如Alicante Bouchet和Cabernet Sauvignon。 90％的葡萄酒在澳洲內銷，當中60％予郵購會員或酒窖商店的客戶直接購買。Rockford葡萄酒跟食物很配，清爽的口感及帶礦物味的Riesling可配生蠔， Semillon的豐富質感與扇貝及魚類相配，而充滿果味的Alicante Bouchet玫瑰紅酒非常適合夏天野餐時享用。一系列的紅酒味道豐富，口感微妙，頂級酒Basket Press Shiraz氣味芳香濃郁，擁有李子和車厘子等多層次果味，成熟的單寧和清爽的酸度，是一瓶可陳年的優雅葡萄酒。
Rockford wines are made with established Barossa varieties such as Shiraz, Grenache, Mataro, Riesling and Semillon as well as other grapes like Alicante Bouchet and Cabernet Sauvignon. 90% of their wines are sold in Australia with 60% direct to their mailing list members and cellar door customers. Rockford wines are a great compliment with food, the freshness and minerality of Riesling are great with oyster while the Semillon have great texture which will go well with scallop and fish and the fruity Alicante Bouchet Rose is perfect for a summer picnic. The Reds are full of flavours while feeling so delicate on the palate with the top wine Basket Press leading the pack with intense perfume on the nose with layers of plum and cherry fruits on the palate, ripe tannins and lifted acidity, a truly elegant wine that can age gracefully.
Enjoy a piece of the Barossa history the next time you enjoy a glass of Rockford wine.
適合飲用 Drink Now: Local Growers Semillon 2004, Eden Valley Hand Picked Riesling 2006 (白酒 White Wine), Alicante Bouchet 2008 (玫瑰紅酒 Rose Wine), Moppa Springs Grenache/Mataro/Shiraz 2004, Rod & Spur Shiraz Cabernet 2005 (紅酒 Red Wine)
需要陳年 For Aging: Rifle Range Cabernet Sauvignon 2008/2005, Basket Press Shiraz 2008/2005 (紅酒 Red Wine)
地址 Address: Krondorf Road, Tanunda SA 5352, Australia
電話 Telephone: (+61) 8 8563 2720
電郵 Email: email@example.com
參觀 Visit: 對外開放 Open to all
餐廳 Restaurant: 只開放予Stone Wall會員 Stone Wall Members Only
香港供應商 Hong Kong Supplier: Summergate Fine Wines (+852) 2545 4100
網址 Website: http://www.rockfordwines.com.au/