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16 St Leonards Vineyard Durif

16 St Leonards Vineyard Durif

$32.00 per bottle
$27.20 per bottle for Bronze Level Wine Club Members
$192.00 Case of 6
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A classic Rutherglen Durif dark and brooding with wonderful aromatics and a savoury, rather than heavy palate. Full flavours supple textures supported by a typically firm tannin structure.

91 POINTS - JAMES HALLIDAY - 2019 HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION

BRONZE - VICTORIAN WINE SHOW 2018

This wine is vegan-friendly.

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A classic Rutherglen Durif dark and brooding with wonderful aromatics and a savoury, rather than heavy palate. Full flavours supple textures supported by a typically firm tannin structure.

91 POINTS - JAMES HALLIDAY - 2019 HALLIDAY WINE COMPANION

BRONZE - VICTORIAN WINE SHOW 2018

This wine is vegan-friendly.

Free Standard Delivery - Orders over $150 View Delivery Info

  • Vintage

    2016

  • Alcohol

    14.3%

  • Variety

    Durif

  • Cellaring

    10 years or more

  • Goes Well With

    braised beef, lamb, steak

The Range

Not far from the mountains, where the Murray still runs deep and clear, is a great curve in the river. Planted here is our vineyard where gnarled old vines send their roots deep into the rose-coloured sandy soils. Premium wines have been made and enjoyed here at St Leonards since 1860. 

The Wine

An excellent example of modern Rutherglen Durif. Deeply coloured with lifted berry aromatics and a savoury rather than heavy palate which is full and surprisingly soft, but carrying the typical solid Durif tannin structure.

Variety

Durif is such a local hero that it is sometimes called 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

The fruit was fermented in our old open fermenters using a mix of inoculated and wild fermentation. A long maceration of 3 weeks on skins was followed by pressing off in our old 1880's basket press. The wine was matured for 18 months in a mix of stainelss steel tank and oak puncheons (15% new oak) prior to bottling.

Durif is such a local hero that it is sometimes called 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.

Food Matching

With its firm flavour and tannins it will complement rich winter favourites such as slow cooked lamb shanks with red wine and garlic.

Cellaring Potential

With its full flavours and dense structured tannins it will repay careful cellaring for a decade or even more.

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"Very good colour; sweetly-fruited and supple with a fragrance of licorice, warm earth, cedary oak and new leather. Full-bodied with furry big tannins but in sync and, overall, very satisfying." Halliday Wine Companion, August 2018

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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