Campbells Barkly Durif
$5499each
$659DOZEN
WineryCampbells
Fruit Durif
Regions Rutherglen
  Victoria
Each $54.99
$659.00
Available in cases of 6
Rutherglen may have the only major plantings of genuine Durif in the world, due to the Phylloxera vine disease. Rutherglen can also lay claim to the oldest productive examples in all of Australia. From within their quarantined vineyards at Rutherglen, Campbell's have been the protagonists of Durif for generations. Unquestionably, Durif at its finest, Campbells release The Barkly only in years when vintage conditions are exceptional.
The Durif of Rutherglen is unique, nowhere else in Australia are wines of such immense richness and power made from the variety. So rare is Durif that little exists outside Rutherglen. The few vines that have survived elsewhere produce such a different wine from the Rutherglen Durif that it is almost certain they are grown from a different clone. Barkly is what Colin Campbell believes Durif from Rutherglen should be. The vital ingredient is the climate, typically long, warm and dry autumn ripening periods. Choice parcels of the best fruit are vinified on skins in closed fermenters for six days followed by eighteen months maturation in a combination of American and French oak barriques.
TASTING NOTES
Dark plum colour with ruby highlights. A fragrant nose of lavender, violet and raspberry over hints of dark chocolate and freshly ground coffee bean. Appealing red fruits upon entry with plum, mulberry and raspberry. A touch of varietal aniseed and ground clove adds interest, with a svelte tannin structure and finely integrated mocha oak rounding out the finish.
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About Campbells Winery
Situated entirely within the defined Rutherglen Wine Region, the Campbell vineyards total approximately 64 hectares of trialled and proven varietals
Rutherglen's warm and dependable climate is, in many ways similar to the Rhone region of France and it comes as no surprise that the Rhone specialties of Shiraz (known as Syrah in France) and Durif prosper here. The vital ingredient to Rutherglen's climate is the normally long, warm and dry Autumn ripening period. This enables the grapes to slowly and consistently ripen to maturity, producing the true varietal flavours so evident in the Campbell reds and whites. Campbells»