2020 Moppa Durif

2020 Moppa Durif

From the Westlake Vineyards at Moppa on the northern tip of the Barossa Valley's western edge. The undulating landscape rich with ancient stone and red/ brown loams mirrors that of our other vineyard estates at Marananga and Seppeltsfield. Producing low yields of intensely flavoured small-berried grapes, these three estates form the foundation of our winemaking masterplan. Durif is a hybrid grape variety created by French botanist Dr Francoise Durif in the 1890s. He cross-pollinated Shiraz with Peloursin to create a small-berried, thick-skinned black grape. Californian winemakers often refer to Durif as 'Petite Syrah' - small Shiraz. Durif wines are typically black in colour, rich in flavour with firm tannin. Cellaring potential can potentially be measured in lifetimes! From a single vineyard block that follows a contoured ridgeline above Blocks 3 and 4 and below our High Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon block. The exposed vines planted in soils lighter in clay content and richer in ironstone produce low yields of flavour packed berries.  This is a brooding, meaty and tannic wine built for cellaring. Black bitter cherries, dark melted chocolate and tobacco notes are tightly held by grippy tannins. The naturally high acidity gives a freshness to the wine and appears as blueberries on the back palate. Matured in seasoned American barrels for 20 months to soften and sweeten the palate. Drink now to 2040+. Approximately 900 bottles produced.

$30.00 inc. GST

2020 Moppa Durif

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