2016 Jones Winery & Vineyard Durif


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Tasting Notes

With deep, complex aromas of blackberries and mulberries with meaty overtones this wine is rich and bright. The palate is sturdy and svelte with a pleasing balance of freshness and savoury bold tannins. Enjoyable now but will benefit from further ageing.


Winemaking Notes

Made from estate grown Durif vines that are 7 years old. The grapes were harvested by hand on 22nd February 2016, fermented in open vats, hand-plunged then pressed. Malolactic fermentation and maturation were carried out barrel.  The wine was matured in 470-liter, new (30%) and one-year old French oak barrels for 18 months. Prior to bottling it was fined with egg white.  Alc. 14.8%, cellaring well for up to 12 years.


Food Matches

A wine that is great with all red meat dishes, especially a simple grilled steak, roast venison or lamb shanks.


Drinking Tip

At the lunch table after a long winter walk.

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