De Bortoli offers Durif to UK indies

Yarra Valley estate De Bortoli has imported a limited parcel of Deen Vat 1 Durif 2010 specifically for UK independent merchants and regional wholesalers.

Deen VAT 1_Durif_2010

Part of the Deen Vat Series range created by Deen De Bortoli with the idea of offering full-flavoured wines at affordable prices, the wine hails from the Riverina region in New South Wales.

The black-skinned Durif, also known as Petite Sirah, originated as a cross of Syrah pollen germinating a Peloursin plant and was named after the man who discovered it, Dr. Francois Durif.

A botanist at the University of Montpellier, he chanced upon the first Durif vine in a Peloursin vineyard near the university in 1880.

While the grape is not widely grown in Australia, it has attracted a loyal following.

Durif has an intense fleshy palate and displays rich, spicy fruit along with well balanced, firm tannins, making it a good pairing for red meats and casseroles.

One Response to “De Bortoli offers Durif to UK indies”

  1. phil says:

    I am looking to try and purchase some durif wine. Please can you let me know where i can get it in the UK?

    Many thanks

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