Rock Shiraz blend is a wine designed for today's palate - full flavoured but a little lighter in weight than many Shiraz based blends.
This wine was developed in the mid 90’s when the Ellis family was having dinner at an Italian restaurant in Melbourne. All of the wines on the wine list were big, heavy reds, which didn’t go well with tomato based pizza and pasta. It was then that we decided to design a wine that was smooth, every easy to drink and also goes very well with food.
It's made with style, from approximately 50% Shiraz, blended with approximately 25% Tempranillo and 15% Grenache
The result is a lively, flavoursome and satisfying wine, always very drinkable from the moment it is bottled.
Medium bodied with some obvious tannin and an excellent example of skilful blending; the richness of the Shiraz, the structure of the Tempranillo and the spicy ripe characteristics of the Grenache make for a wonderfully complex yet smooth wine.
This new look ROCK range showcases the beautiful scenery we have here at the Hanging Rock Winery. Each wine represents beauty in each of the seasons. The ROCK Shiraz Tempranillo Grenache stands for Autumn, a beautiful time in the Macedon Ranges when the leaves change time and time seems to slow. This image is iconic for the region. It depicts Hanging Rock, Mount Macedon and our vineyard.
Food Matching: Rock Shiraz Blend matches well with most meat dishes and with pasta dishes featuring tomato based sauces.