Shiraz Durif Rutherglen Victoria
RED is made for real red wine enthusiasts, a mouthfilling peppery Shiraz wine with a component of Durif. Rutherglen has the soils and climate to ripen fruit evenly and completely, allowing the development of engrossing complexities. Rutherglen is in a declared phylloxera quarantine, which means all the grapes grown within the region have to be vinified locally, itself a guarantee of quality. Crafted to encourage the development of bright, fresh berry flavours and juicy tannins which complement the complexity of exciting barrel ferment characters.
Rutherglen Estates was born after an extensive search for the area most suitable to produce an innovative range of wines. The region has been made famous globally for producing big jucy reds, and especially for its precious parcels of world class Durif. Recognising and harnessing the region's enormous potential, Rutherglen Estates has now established an international reputation for producing quality wine from some of the most distinguished old vines in Australia. Following the harvest, grapes are chilled and soaked forty eight hours prior to inoculation with spicy yeast cultures. Batches are separately matured up to nine months under a combination of French and American oaks before assemblage. Alcohol 14.5%
In true Rutherglen style, a wonderful depth of colour, to state the obvious - it is RED! Fine aromas, peppery, berries and brambles, intense spice. Palate follows through with the pepper and spice of Rutherglen Shiraz and a background of rich Durif, which contributes the blackberry fruit, licorice, aniseed and chocolate characters, as well as firming the tannins for a complete red wine.