2014 Ballycroft Old Oak Durif

$35.00 inc. GST

The soft integrated oak mellows out the heavy Petite Sirah tannins with a smooth concentrated length.

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2014 Ballycroft Old Oak Durif We planted 2 acres of Durif (Petite Sirah) in 2010. These bird pecked tiny berries were picked for the first time with Florian, Dean and Corina in early April. This wine is 70% Greenock and 30% Krondorf fruit. Fermented for only 8 days pumping/plunging 4 times a day to broaden the mid palate adding length and elegance. Resulting in a dark inky black colour with fresh mulberry fruit flavours. A monstrous meaty tannic mid palate with soft vibrant finish ending in vanilla American oak. This very moorish monster needs to be cellared then decanted to truly enjoy its complexity. 12.3% alcohol 170 dozen produced

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Ballycroft was originally the name of the cheesery run by sisters Sue Evans and Tracey Skepper.

Waste water was utilised to irrigate the young vines and whey used as fertilizer.

The cheesery ceased operating in 2011 but the distinctive logo still graces the Small Berry wine bottles.

The vineyard, planted in 1998 sits on a sloping 15 acre property in Greenock, Western Barossa Valley.

In January 2016 Ballycroft Vineyard and Cellars opened their Tasting Room, once the production room for the cheese.

Join Joe, the owner, winemaker, vineyard hand and cellar door manager (or Sue) for a unique and intimate cellar door experience. Joe is involved in every process of the grapes journey, carefully tending them from vine to bottle and everything inbetween and has over 25 vintages under his belt.

Plus he loves to talk about wine so be prepared to settle in for a while.

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