Red (Shiraz Durif) 2019

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AWARDS

2020 Riverina Open Wine Show - Gold Medal
2020 The Drinks Business - The Global Syrah Masters - Gold Medal
2020 UK International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) - Gold Medal
2019 Victorian Wine Show - Gold Medal
2020 UK International Wine Challenge - Bronze Medal
2019 Decanter Asia Wine Awards - Bronze Medal
2019 Rutherglen Wine Show - Bronze Medal

More Information
Variety Shiraz/Durif
Vintage 2019
Region Rutherglen
Brand Rutherglen Estate
Food Match

Red is perfect for the summer barbecue and loves being teamed with red meat. Try a char-grilled rump steak with caramelised onions and baked jacket potatoes topped with sour cream, or lamb burgers with spicy beetroot relish and a side serve of potato wedges.

 

Tasting Notes

VARIETIES

84.2% Shiraz, 14.4% Durif, 1.4% Other

REGION

Rutherglen

SEASON

The start of the growing season held promise with warmer than average temperatures, but small and regular rain meant that growth was even and strong through Spring. In
December and January temperatures were significantly higher than average with December being 3.5 degrees and January 5.7 degrees above the long term average. This
placed a strain on the vines, but with careful monitoring and irrigation the vines got through the January period with reduced berry size and yields, and in reasonable condition.
This careful vineyard management of both vine canopy and irrigation was the key to resulting in a strong year for the Rutherglen reds.

TASTING NOTE

A deep dark brooding red with vibrant red hues, this Rutherglen Origins Shiraz Durif offers a rich full palate with flavours of red and dark berry, chocolate and licorice with the integrated oak spice. The grainy tannins and oak are pivotal to completing, integrating and balancing the dark berries and richness of the wine. Aromas of red and dark berries, licorice with enticing nuances of chocolate and oak spice.

WINEMAKING

Selected from some of the premium Shiraz and Durif parcels, the 2019 Shiraz Durif is partially crushed into our temperature controlled red fermenters. The grapes are fermented on skins for 7 to 10 days to softly extract all of the readily available colour and tannins. The wine is carefully aged on French oak to add spice and roundness to the palate whilst helping to give complexity.

WINE ANALYSIS

Alc/Vol: 14.9%, pH: 3.63, TA: 6.0g/L

CELLARING

Our Shiraz Durif is made to be approachable and ready to drink. It expresses its drinkability now but due to the nature of its richness the wine will continue to soften over the next 3 - 6 years. This particular wine will cellar nicely for up to 15 years.

 

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