2017 St Leonards Vineyard Durif

Rutherglen, Vic

Classic Rutherglen, a brooding and savoury Durif.



This is benchmark durif.

Ned Goodwin MW (Halliday Wine Companion)

About This Wine

Durif is an oft maligned grape variety, thick, rich, and full of tannin, it takes a skilled hand to craft it into something elegant.

This is classic Rutherglen, dark and brooding, yet it has wonderful aromatics, and is more savoury than heavy. A slightly oxymoronic wine in that its full bodied and soft, yet still typically Durif, with its solid tannin profile.

Structurally, this is a wine which can really shine when accompanying hearty full-blooded food, allowing its profile to work in harmony with the meal.

About All Saints

Established on the Victorian banks of the might Murray River, All Saints was founded by a couple of Scottish immigrants in 1864.

Family-owned, the current custodians are the Brown siblings, descendants of the famed Brown Brothers.

The All Saints estate is a piece of Australian History, with much of the standing 19th century infrastructure listed on the Australian Heritage register.

Like most producers in Rutherglen, they’re known for their exceptional fortified wines, however, they also produce a range of classical still wines as well.

The All-Saints antique-vine vineyard
The All-Saints antique-vine vineyard
Wahgunyah, Victoria
Additional Info

From The Producer

The fruit was grown on the St Leonards vineyard then harvested before being destemmed and crushed at the winery. Fermented in the old open fermenters and hand plunged twice daily till dry. The wine was pressed off using our 135 year old basket press before running half of the wine to oak. The wine was matured for 16 months in a mix of French and American oak puncheons (15% new) with the balance remaining in tank.

Blend : Durif (100%)
ABV : 14.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2027
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

Halliday Wine Companion

"This is benchmark durif, extracted sensitively before a run through an ancient basket press and maturation in French and American wood (16 months; 15% new) for half of the cuve. The remainder was kept in tank to retain fruit and freshness, before the halves were blended into a greater whole. The result is defined by the finely wrought saline tannins, highly detailed and crunchy; as much as it is by the opaque hue, the floral vibrancy and the cavalcade of dark fruit and coffee allusions. As elegant as it is sturdy; as curvaceous as it is pointed and long." Ned Goodwin MW (Halliday Wine Companion)


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