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Rockford Basket Press Shiraz 1999

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    Winemaker Notes

    More than any other wine the Basket Press Shiraz represents what Rockford is all about. It really made this business and changed the way a lot of people looked at Barossa Shiraz. It has much in common with other handcrafted quality produce in that it draws heavily on the wisdom and shared knowledge of previous generations of Australian winemakers and recognizes that at the heart of every great wine is a great vineyard. Full-bodied Australian Shiraz has now taken its rightful place amongst the great wines of the world. I've drawn a good deal of satisfaction and pleasure from helping to put it there. The wine was matured in wood for the full two years as with previous vintages. The sixteenth Basket Press Shiraz, although still an infant, is displaying the concentration of flavor for which the wine is renowned.

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    Though Syrah originated in the Rhône Valley of France, Australia is home to the oldest Syrah (called Shiraz here) vines on the planet. Found in Australia’s Barossa Valley, where phylloxera has never threated viticulture, these ancient vines are between 140 to 175 years old!

    Having brought fame and merit to the country’s wine scene since the early 1950s, namely via the debut of Penfolds Grange, today Syrah (Shiraz) claims rank as the most widely planted grape in Australia. In fact, the amount of land dedicated to Shiraz in Australia is now almost equivalent to what it is in France. Australian Shiraz has its own personality with flavors and aromas of intense blackberry, fruitcake, menthol, tobacco leaf and umami. Conveniently one can find great Australian Shiraz at a variety of price points but the very best will be dense, gloriously complex and capable of long aging.

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