Country of Origin: Australia
Type: Red wine
Grape variety: Durif
This Durif (or Petite Syrah), is exceptional quality and value, delicious fruits and great mouthfeel. Opens up remarkably on aerating for 1 - 3 hours, you'll want to decant. Ultimate steak or lamb dishes!
Durif is such a local hero that is sometimes referred to as Rutherglen Durif. A cross of Peloursin and Syrah, the variety prospers almost exclusively in North East Victoria. The long warm days experienced in the Rutherglen wine region give the grapes plenty of time to develop their intense colour and rich flavours. The firm tannins and depth of flavours of Durif are well suited to hearty dishes. Try pairing with rich Beef Bourguignon or sticky lamb shanks slow cooked in red wine. Durif has a deserved reputation as a great red wine for ageing. This wine too has plenty of tannin and enough acidity to keep it balanced and improving for 5 to 8 years. It will throw some sediment, so it best decanted before serving.