Nugan Estate Durif Riverina Manuka Grove 2003
WINEMAK I N G 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 the Riverina. 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 16 months maturation in new, one and two year old French and American oak prior to final blending and bottling. W I N E M A K E R ’ S C OMME N T S 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. W I N E & FOO D MATCH Enjoy with seared lamb rump or rich, caramelised veal shanks with polenta. C E L L A R ING Enjoy now or cellar up to 5 years. WINE I NF ORMAT I ON Pick Date: March 2003 Bottling Date: June 2005 Varietal/s: Durif Region/s: Riverina, New South Wales Alcohol: 14.1% Acid: 6.67 pH: 3.54
External Reviews for Nugan Estate Durif Riverina Manuka Grove
Lovers of rustic, tannic Petite Sirah will enjoy the leathery, violet-scented, black purple-colored 2003 Durif Manuka Grove. Rich, full-bodied, tannic, and muscular...Certainly it will keep for 10-12 years or longer.