Rutherglen Durif 2015 Limited Release
Deep purple with a Ruby hue. Primary notes of blood plums and blackberry conserve which are lightly seasoned with vanillan oak. A medium to full bodied wine, with dark fruits coming to the forefront to fill the mouth and slowly give way to the texture of the wine which provides ironstone, mineral core complexity.
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.
The Rutherglen Durif 2015 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.
"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