Rockford Frugal Farmer Grenache Mataro Alicante Bouchet 2022
One of Australian wine's great collector's pieces. This smooth, soft and structured red is made from Grenache, Mataro (also known as Mourvedre) and Alicante Bouchet. The grapes were fermented with their skins to gain maximum colour (which says a lot, since Alicante Bouchet is a red fleshed 'teinturier' grape). The result is a super likeable, spicy and flavoursome red with a full body and layers of baking spice, red fruit and dried fruit aromas.
An icon wine from a maverick trend setting winery.
Rockford Wines' legacy
Rockford Wines is an icon itself and a relatively new one, established in 1971 by Robert O'Callaghan, who has forged a reputation for preserving winemaking tradition and saving many of the world's oldest grape vines from being pulled up in the Australian Government's vine pull schemes of the 1970s and 1980s.
The Rockford vintage shed houses equipment from 50 to 100 years ago, which was discarded by other wineries as modernisation took over.