Rocksand Shiraz 2018 comes from the legendary Casa Ermelinda Freitas. Not only has this family estate won over 70 Golds in the last 12 years, it also won ‘Best Wine in the World’ for a Shiraz, just like this one!
The secret … to this weighty, spice-packed, flavour-packed Shiraz is the sandy soils of Portugal’s beautiful Sétubal Peninsula (not far from Lisbon) which hold little rain for the vines, plus the unrelenting hot sun. The result is a tiny yield of small berries crammed with amazingly juicy flavour.
The show judges love it … Rocksand Shiraz has an illustrious medal-winning history, regularly winning multiple Golds. The 2018 here has THREE Golds – one of them a GRAND Gold. Now that’s impressive! One taste of its lavish, luscious riches will show you why.
If you love the big rich intense Shiraz that Australia is famous for … you will love this Portuguese star. A generously rich, inky, spicy, deeply flavoured Shiraz, it also has a splash of local star variety Alicante, which makes it even deeper and richer. The wine was finished in expensive oak barrels to add a gorgeous, spicy, vanilla lift to the black fruit. It’s a fantastic barbecue wine, and a brilliant partner to richer Christmas fare.
It’s wines like this … that won us ‘Portuguese Wine Importer of the Year 2010’ and ‘Portuguese Specialist Retailer’ a year later ... but you’ll have to be quick if you want to try it!