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Rutherglen Durif 2017 Limited Release

Dark cherry fruit, lifted violets & a long savoury finish.

 

$28.00 CELLAR CLUB
$25.20

DESCRIPTION

Tasting Notes

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 & Jules Campbell

Wine Making

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.

Cellaring

The Rutherglen Durif 2017 is an intensely rich and concentrated wine. Whilst young it is best to decant or aerate for an hour or so to let the wine breathe. Delicious to enjoy with full flavoured char grilled meats, or cellar for up to 8 years, when an aged rib eye will be more than suitable.

Technical

The Grapes: Durif grapes from our Rutherglen vineyards.
Date Tasted: March 2019
Alcohol: 14.5%
T.A (g/l): 6.0g/l
pH: 3.6pH

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 & Jules Campbell

Palate:

Deep red with hints of purple. Intense, brooding primary notes of deep, dense black plum fruit and blackberry 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. These charcaters slowly give way to the texture of the wine which provides a fine dry tannin grip and balance, leading into a lovely fruit finish.
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 2017 is an intensely rich and concentrated wine. Whilst young it is best to decant or aerate for an hour or so to let the wine breathe. Delicious to enjoy with full flavoured char grilled meats, or cellar for up to 8 years, when an aged rib eye will be more than suitable.
The Grapes: Durif grapes from our Rutherglen vineyards.
Date Tasted: March 2019
Alcohol: 14.5%
T.A (g/l): 6.0g/l
pH: 3.6pH
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