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Limited Release Durif 2021

Brown Brothers

Minimum order of 1 case or 6 bottles (Mixed or straight)

Characterized in the vineyard by its small berries and tight bunches, the Limited Release Durif is a deeply-coloured, full-bodied red wine - most similar to Shiraz - and similarly grown in our Heathcote vineyards. Loved by our cellar door and winemaking teams, this Northeast Victorian icon is rich in tannins, dark fruit, and spice.

Food Pairings

Try this Durif with a powerful cassoulet that is packed with duck, pork belly and spicy sausage. Or why not roast an eye fillet to rare and slice it thinly and top with a juniper infused red wine jus. For cheese a classic aged cheddar complements the tannins in a young Durif.

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Following fermentation, the wine spent 12 months in new oak (8%), and the balance in older American oak puncheons and barriques. 

Vineyard RegionHeathcote
Wine AnalysisAlc/Vol: 13.5%
Colour

The wine is a deep saturated black red colour with a vibrant purple hue.

Aroma

Aromas of spice, tobacco and dark berry fruits leap out of the glass.

Palate

The use of predominantly older oak has given the palate an elegance and refinement that is not usually found in young Durif. Blackberry and plum fruit flavours are also a strong influence on the palate, offering an impressive intensity and a full-bodied finish.

Peak Drinking

Cellaring potential until 2030.

Growing Conditions

The durif grapes used to make this wine were grown at Brown Brothers’ Heathcote Vineyard in central Victoria. The fruit was harvested from late February to mid March at a baumé level of 13.1.