The Judd vineyard is a hidden gem. Set in a quiet fold of the Warby Range, it is a great site for Durif – with the hungry, decomposed granite soils keeping vigour in check. From a rising 30 year old vineyard , the result is small berries, concentrated fruit flavour and walls of natural fruit tannin.
A long, cool fermentation to preserve aromatics and freshness, with a gentle hand plunge daily. Shipped off to one new Taransaud ‘Gran Chauffage’ barrique, and two well seasoned (five year old) barriques for fifteen months, prior to bottling in July 2017.
Epic colour. Opaque with vivid crimson highlights. Complex aromatics – violet, dark cherry and blueberry over sweet baking spices. Great purity of Durif fruit in the mouth – deep and dark – with fine, persistent fruit tannins building throughout. Cellar with confidence for 8-10 years.
Glenrowan (Mount Bruno)
66 dozen made
2016 Durif Tasting Note