2022 Reserve Durif
The foundation stone of the Warrabilla range - Reserve Durif.
Durif doesn't handle the wet weather as well as many other varieties, so in 2022 we have been even more discriminating with what we chose to harvest. This resulted in a smaller volume of top notch Durif. Quality over quantity always.
Picked in two parcels, and open fermented with regular hand plunging to unlock those magical Durif tannins. 12 months in new and one year old puncheons, predominantly American with a smattering of French.
Fragrant black cherry and boysenberry fruit. Clove, allspice, musk and licorice round out a complex nose. Rich and poised through the middle, with a long flavoursome finish.
Beautiful on release and will cellar long term.
GOLD MEDAL - 2023 North East Vic Wine Challenge