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Manuka Grove Vineyard Durif

Durif is a rich and robust red grape variety that revels in the warm and dry conditions of Hanwood in the Riverina. Durif is otherwise known as Petite Sirah. Dark crimson with a youthful hue. Aromas of ripe blackberry, plum and cherry with hints of aniseed and all-spice. A full-bodied wine displaying soft chewy tannins and a youthful fine acid balance with a generous palate of dark cherry and plum pudding with dusty chocolate, earth and spice.


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The Manuka Grove Vineyard Durif from Nugan Estate

The Manuka Grove Vineyard Durif is a rich and robust red grape variety that revels in the warm and dry conditions of Hanwood in New South Wales. Durif is also known as Petite Sirah. After the team harvest the grapes, they will then crush, add yeast and finally pump over in the traditional style. The winemaking team will do all these steps so as to avoid the extraction of bitter tannins.

The winemaking eam, under the guidance of Daren Owers, will then transfer the juice to American oak for fermentation. The juice will remain in barrels for a further 24 months, where it will mature in both one year old & seasoned French and American oak. Afterwards, it will be ready for final blending and bottling.

Manuka Grove Vineyard Durif Winemakers Comments

This wine is rich garnet in appearance with a youthful crimson hue. Aromas of dark cherry and blood plum over dark chocolate and toasted oak. Rich and intense flavours of black cherry, plum pudding and dark chocolate melded with earth and spicy vanillin notes. Well integrated oak with  excellent fruit intensity, structure and balance leading to a long, smooth finish.

WINE & FOOD MATCH

Enjoy with seared lamb rump or rich, caramelized veal shanks with Polenta or aged cheddar cheese.

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