Nugan Estate Manuka Grove Durif 75cl
Durif is a rich and robust red grape variety that revels in the warm and dry conditions of the family’s Manuka Grove Vineyard at Hanwood in New South Wales. Durif is otherwise known as Petit Syrah.
After harvest, the grapes were crushed, yeasted and pumped over in traditional style to avoid the extraction of bitter tannins. The wine was then transferred to American oak for fermentation, followed by a further 18 months maturation in new, one year old & seasoned French and American oak hogsheads prior to final blending and bottling.
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.
FOOD MATCH: Enjoy with seared lamb rump or rich, caramelized veal shanks with Polenta or aged cheddar cheese.