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1 - 12 of 20 Durif
Baileys Glenrowan Rutherglen Durif
Rutherglen
Available by the dozen
Rutherglen is the world's most arcane and prestigious appellation of Durif. The vines here carry great distinction due to perpetual quarantine, after a devastating nineteenth century outbreak of phyloxera. Baileys have assembled parcels from their Glenrowan property around a weighty backbone of Rutherglen fruit, a mouth filling accord of ripe flavours and assertive tannin grip, to satiate the most demanding Durif devotee. Fifteen months in seasoned American oak puncheons, infuse anise and cocoa malt into a beguilingly captivating wine of mulberry and liquorice opulence.
$2499each
$299DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Baileys of Glenrowan Petite Sirah
Rutherglen
Available by the dozen
Glenrowan Durif for those adherents who are in the know, is their any nobler style of Victorian? A slightly gentler construct than the more substantially built Rutherglen Durifs of tradition and lore, treated to an extended term of fifteen months in a selection of seasoned and new French oak barriques. An opaque maroon wine of comely violet floral perfumes, lavender and sweet spice, graphite and earth. The perfect balance richness and restraint, blueberries, blackberry and cinnamon spice, over a length of fine leathery tannins.
$2499each
$297DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Brown Brothers Limited Release Durif
Heathcote
Available by the dozen
$1999each
$239DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Buller Calliope Durif 2014
Rutherglen
Available in cases of 6
Calliope is the name of the original vineyard established by Reginald Langdon Buller in 1921. Calliope is also the Buller estate flagship, reserved for outstanding vintages. Durif has been grown at Rutherglen for over a century, arguably the world's most precious enclave, due to the long standing phyloxera quarantine. Rutherglen Durif is famous throughout the world, Calliope continues to endure as a wine of concentrated dark plum and brambleberry fruit, supported by the most statuesque, lingering tannins.
$3999each
$479DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
A hybrid grape with a curious history, Dr Durif originally crossed Shiraz with Peloursin in France during the latter part of the nineteenth century, creating a wonderfully fungus resistent varietal. The resultant wines proved not to be to French tastes and the Durif grape found it's way to vineyards in the new world. The Calliope property is famous for producing memorable, full bodied red wines, the most precious parcel of the Buller vineyards. The quality of Durif, picked off the distinguished Calliope block makes an outstanding wine, immediately evident even as the grapes are crushed. Components are matured two years in a selection of the most extravagant oak barrels and puncheons.
 
Almost opaque black colour, dark crimson at the rim. Sweet black berry fruit nose, a whiff of violets. Intense palate, flavours of sweet black berry fruits are joined by big grippy tannins. As the tannins slowly fade, they reveal notes of liquorice, tobacco and vanillin oak. Finish is long and lingering, as the sweet viscous fruit character returns. A Rutherglen of controlled intensity and might, seamlessly layered with profound tannin structure.
Campbells Barkly Durif
Rutherglen
Available in cases of 6
Rutherglen may have the only major plantings of genuine Durif in the world, due to the Phylloxera vine disease. Rutherglen can also lay claim to the oldest productive examples in all of Australia. From within their quarantined vineyards at Rutherglen, Campbell's have been the protagonists of Durif for generations. Unquestionably, Durif at its finest, Campbells release The Barkly only in years when vintage conditions are exceptional.
$5499each
$659DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
The Durif of Rutherglen is unique, nowhere else in Australia are wines of such immense richness and power made from the variety. So rare is Durif that little exists outside Rutherglen. The few vines that have survived elsewhere produce such a different wine from the Rutherglen Durif that it is almost certain they are grown from a different clone. Barkly is what Colin Campbell believes Durif from Rutherglen should be. The vital ingredient is the climate, typically long, warm and dry autumn ripening periods. Choice parcels of the best fruit are vinified on skins in closed fermenters for six days followed by eighteen months maturation in a combination of American and French oak barriques.
 
Dark plum colour with ruby highlights. A fragrant nose of lavender, violet and raspberry over hints of dark chocolate and freshly ground coffee bean. Appealing red fruits upon entry with plum, mulberry and raspberry. A touch of varietal aniseed and ground clove adds interest, with a svelte tannin structure and finely integrated mocha oak rounding out the finish.
Campbells Rutherglen Durif
Rutherglen
Available by the dozen
Intensely rich and concentrated, the Durif of Rutherglen are renowned throughout the world of wine for their varietal purity, eloquence and articulation of place. Crafted from the fruit of ancient quarantined vineyards, vinified on skins over the course of a week, followed by an extended eighteen months in a selection of well seasoned French and American Puncheons. Deep, brooding bouquets of dark, chocolatey plum fruit, its crisp bramble acidity and drying, black olive savouryness over a lengthy course of bold, ubiquitious, gripping tannins.
$2799each
$335DOZEN
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Campbells Shiraz Durif
Rutherglen
Available by the dozen
The Campbells of Rutherglen are one of the nation's great winemaking dynasties, internationally recognized for their profound expressions of profoundly Australian Shiraz. They remain custodians to some of the world's last remaining plantings of pre-phyloxera Durif. Two of Rutherglen's defining varietal grapes have been assembled into a finely integrated, complex and engaging wine. The Shiraz component contributes full flavours with spicy berry fruit, Durif adds violet and black cherry characters, solid structure with length and a firm tannin finish.
$1799each
$215DOZEN
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DOZEN
Durif was first planted at Rutherglen in 1908 after being recommended by Francois de Castella, the Victorian Government's viticultural expert, who brought Durif back to Australia following a study tour of France. No other wine grape in Australia has created such a strong association with a single region as Durif with Rutherglen. The region's warm and dependable climate is in many ways similar to the Rhone, it comes as no surprise that Shiraz and Durif flourish here. Fruit is normally harvested in March and fermented on skins for a week. Following vinification and assembly of components, the wine is matured six months in a selection of French and American oak casks.
 
Deep crimson red. Fragrant and complex, Shiraz shows lifted plum fruit and cinnamon spice, Durif adds black cherry and earth characters. Shiraz predominates, providing lifted raspberry fruit on the palate, the lesser proportion of Durif makes its presence known with choc-berry flavours and aniseed over fine grained, lingering tannins. Well balanced and ready to enjoy upon release, the ideal wine to share with good friends around a grill of juicy meats.
Currently out of stock
Coldstone Zibbibo Rose
Alpine
Coldstone has taken the pick of their Muscat crop and fashioned an irresistible, effervescent Rose. The post-modern pink wine with an easy to enjoy flavour profile, fresh and lively, packed with intense aromas, displaying a creamy, fruity palate. Zibbibo Rose is the perfect party sparkler to put the festive touch into every occasion.
$1499each
$179DOZEN
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DOZEN
Victorian Alps Winery has spent many years crafting wines for some of Australia's most recognizable labels. The alpine breezes, high rainfall and spring runoffs provide abundant clear, fresh water. The cool ripening conditions prevent high levels of transpiration in the grapes, retaining natural acids, sugars and esters. Zibibbo is inoculated by aromatic yeasts and vinified at cool temperatures as low as 8C. The fermentation is arrested when the aromatics and flavour characteristics achieve perfect balance, and the wine is still slightly sweet. A small addition of Durif is assembled into the finished Cuvee to achieve the vibrant pink colour and infuse the wine with spicy berry aromas. Approx 7.5%
 
A vibrant pink colour, persistent mousse. Bouquets of summer berries and cherry, fully aromatic with floral characters and hints of spice. The palate comes alive, raspberry and strawberry, creamy textures coat the tongue with luscious pink fruit as the wine culminates in a long, lingering finish of fresh citrus. Enjoy with summer stonefruit granita, but Zibbibo Rose is great just by itself.
Connor Park Durif 2005
Bendigo
Available by the dozen
The Connor Park vineyards were planted by industrialist Tom Connor in the 1960s, with a view to establishing a test site for the development of the automatic grape harvester. It was acquired by the Lougoons in the 1980s, a family of pastoralists who learned quickly about the synergy between grazing and winemaking. A small parcel of closely cosseted Durif vines at Lake Marmal near Bendigo, yields a precious harvest of world class Durif grapes. A powerful, opaque wine with sizeable tannin, countered by a palate of remarkable intensity and profound length.
$2199each
$263DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Ross and Robyn Lougoon divide their time between running a flock of 1800 merino sheep through dry and dusty paddocks, while growing premium dryland grapes to craft award winning wines. Livestock and vineyards are a perfect match, mutually compatible and holistic, an idyll for viticulture. Durif is all picked by hand, crushed and fermented while being hand plunged in open vats, adjacent to the sheep yards. Traditional vinification techniques are employed with the least possible human intervention. Upon completion, components are gently basket pressed into a selection of American oak barrels for a year's maturation. Only a few hundred cases of Connor Park Durif are produced each year.
 
Deep, bright crimson, you immediately know this is a serious wine. Intense black cherry and gunsmoke nose, raspberries and anise, olive and dried herb. The palate does not let you down, full bodied, intense black plum flavours and smokey oak, rich fruit dominates, supported by firm tannin structure and a veneer of background oak. A no brainer alongside char grilled steak.
Currently out of stock
Deen Vat 1 Durif
Riverina
Durif has been grown in the Riverina for many years, where it produces strong heady wines with good colour, excellent tannins and exciting varietal fruit characters. A native of the Valley Rhone with a susceptibility to rot under inhospitably cooler climes, De Bortoli's Durif is grown to sunny vineyards in the Riverina which favour the grape and stimulate the development of piquant flavours. A medium bodied yet intensely flavoured red wine with upfront Durif complexity, supported by firm tannins and supple oak.
$999each
$119DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
De Bortoli have much experience with Durif and retain some of finest Riverina vineyards, especially trained to yield this unique grape variety. Dry weather and warm sunny days with low crop levels achieve wines of balance and intensity. Fruit is selected by the winemakers themselves on the basis of bold varietal flavour and complete physiological ripeness, components are handled in small parcels. Following harvest and the crush, the musts are treated to a cold soak before being vinified for a week on skins at temperatures between 22C and 25C. Following completion of ferments and malolactic, batches are filled to oak for a judicious course of maturation.
 
Deep crimson with vibrant purple hues. Layers of spice on the bouquet, rich red fruits and chocolate aromas with savoury oak. A rich and generous palate displaying spicy dark fruit over a structure of firm, well balanced tannins and supported by carefully integrated oak. A match with slow braised ox cheek, osso bucco or pot roast.
Gapsted Ballerina Canopy Durif
King Valley
Available by the dozen
$2799each
$335DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Hanwood Estate 1913 Series Durif
Riverina
Available by the dozen
Crafted from a single parcel of Durif off Block 2609 at Delves Farm, yields are low, the tiny berries are intense with flavour and wrapped in ripe juicy tannins. Grapes are de stemmed and inoculated, plunged thrice daily over a week of ferments, pressed and settled into seasoned French oak barrels for fifteen months maturation. A mouthfilling wine of black cherry and blood plum characters, dark chocolates and spice, full bodied and seductive, its structured Durif tannins in support of a mouth filling, savoury fruit driven palate, defined by its linearity, persistence and drive.
$2199each
$261DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
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