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12 All Saints Estate Family Cellar Durif

12 All Saints Estate Family Cellar Durif

$90.00 per bottle
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$540.00 Case of 6
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Dry
Sweet

Deep inky-black colour displaying rich aromas and flavours of berries and liquorice with dense tannins and classy French and American oak. 

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Dry
Sweet

Deep inky-black colour displaying rich aromas and flavours of berries and liquorice with dense tannins and classy French and American oak. 

95 POINTS - HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION

Free Standard Delivery - Orders over $150 View Delivery Info

  • Vintage

    2012

  • Alcohol

    13.5%

  • Variety

    Durif

  • Cellaring

    5-8 years

  • Goes Well With

    braised beef, lamb, roast beef

The Range

These back vintage All Saints Estate wines are special wines that are carefully cellared deep inside the castle and released only when they are at their peak for your drinking pleasure.

The Wine

It is deep inky-black colour displaying rich aromas and flavours of berries and liquorice with dense tannins and classy French and American oak. It shows the typically intense colour and body for which Rutherglen Durif is rightfully famous.

Variety

Durif is such a local hero that it is often referred to as Rutherglen Durif. The variety is a cross of Peloursin and Shiraz and it prospers almost exclusively in North East Victoria. Our long, warm Autumn days give the grapes plenty of time to develop their intense colour and rich flavours.

Winemaking

Hand picked fruit is fermented and steeped on its skins for four weeks before gentle pressing. Durif has huge colour and can be extremely tannic if not handled carefully so the technique of long maceration, where the skins are left soaking for weeks, does seem inappropriate at first. However, given long enough, the tannins begin to soften and the structure of the wine is surprisingly supple when the time finally comes to pressing. After pressing it spends 20 months ageing in barrel. 

Food Matching

Durif is definitely a food wine and as a younger wine will partner richly flavoured dishes such as braised lamb shanks where the tannins will complement the sticky character of the meat. An older wine will have softened and the resulting smooth palate and fine tannin structure will be ideal with a perfectly cooked classic; Slow Roasted Whole Eye Fillet of Beef with Béarnaise Sauce.

Cellaring Potential

Durif has plenty of tannin and enough acidity to keep the wine balanced and improving for up to a decade or more. Within a few years it will throw some sediment, so is best decanted before serving.
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"A text book example of a variety known for its generosity, but less for its medium-bodied elegance. This nails both, its flavours rolling along the tongue, tannins and oak simply marking the boundaries of the game." Halliday Wine Companion, October 2016

All orders are shipped by Australia Post or Fastway. Please allow up to 5 normal business days for shipping to capital cities (Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney) and more for other areas.

SHIPPING COSTS

We deliver Australia wide for the following costs per delivery:
Albury/Local Area $6.00
Melbourne/Canberra $14.00
Sydney/Adelaide $14.00
Brisbane/Gold Coast/Sunshine Coast $16.00
Country VIC/NSW/SA $16.00
Tasmania $26.00
Perth $29.00
Country QLD $29.00
NT/Country WA $36.00

 

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