13 Rocky Gully Cabernets
Great Southern - Australia
$23.00(no stock available)
|Grape Type||Red Blend|
|Wine Maker||Frankland Estate|
|Food||Red Meat, BBQ|
This wine's story
This story starts in the aptly named 'Isolation Ridge'. If you travelled back 20 years and visited this remote outpost you would probably stumble across a flock of sheep. Lucky for us in 1985 the owners Barrie Smith and Judie Cullam took a fortuitous tour of the French wine making regions. It was there that the dice were cast and they decided grapes were their future.
Fast forward 20 years and it's now well and truly a family affair with daughter Liz and son Hunter helping their parents run what has become one of WA's finest wineries. True to the original mission the winery lets the soil and environments do the talking with minimal human disturbance.
It has slightly less tannins but is high in acidity, making an ideal match for some lighter roasted red meats... especially if you have acidic sauces such as tomato or BBQ sauces (most BBQ sauces are vinegar based). So you can't go past BBQ Pork.
The Rocky Gully wines are made by the winemaking team at iconic Western Australian winery Frankland River. All their wines offer flavour in spades, and this blend of predominantly Cabenret Franc, along with Merlot and Malbec, is no exception! Upfront flavours of fresh red plums, dark cherry and a hint of chocolate, with a very gentle cinnamon-like spice on the end of the palate. Rich, round and luxurious.