RUTHERGLEN DURIF 2016 LIMITED RELEASE
Our Rutherglen Durif, made from the original Durif of Rutherglen clone, is a rare variety that flourishes in Rutherglen. Durif is renowned for its powerful tannins and usually requires some bottle age prior to drinking. However, our Rutherglen Durif has been carefully nurtured, through the use of sophisticated winemaking techniques, to produce a wine able to be enjoyed whilst young.
- Colin Campbell
Deep, dense red.
Intense, brooding primary notes of dark plum fruit and dark chocolate which are lightly seasoned with vanillin oak.
A powerful and rich full bodied wine, with dark plum fruits coming to the forefront to fill the mouth and slowly give way to the texture of the wine which provides a fine dry tannin grip and balance.
CELLARING AND SERVING SUGGESTIONS
The Rutherglen Durif 2016 is an intensely rich and concentrated wine. Ideal now with full flavoured char grilled meats, or cellar for 7-10 years, when an aged rib eye will be more than suitable.
Durif grapes from our Rutherglen vineyards.
Fruit was harvested in April and fermented on skins for 7 days. The wine then spent 18 months in French and American Puncheons prior to bottling.