Rutherglen Durif Limited Release 2007
Dark red with brick red hues. An intense nose with dark plum, prunes and coffee bean. Bottle age has also allowed some complex characters of ironstone and charcuterie to develop. The primary fruit flavours of dark plums still dominate the front palate, but this gives way to savoury spice characters of coffee, aniseed, bramble and rosemary. The young firm tannin structure has also softened providing a long fine savoury finish.
Fruit was harvested in April and fermented on skins for 7 days. The wine then spent 12 months in French and American oak prior to bottling.
Rutherglen Durif is renowned for producing deeply coloured, full flavoured wines, and our 2007 Limited Release Rutherglen Durif is no exception. Perfect to drink now or over the next 2-3 years with hearty meat dishes or with an aged cheese selection.
"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