Unveiling "The Giant" Durif: Australia's Hidden Gem
Discover the well-kept secret of Australian wine enthusiasts - "The Giant" Durif, an undiscovered gem awaiting your senses. At Atze's Corner, we cherish the rare and scarce nature of this extraordinary grape variety, making it one of the Barossa Valley's best-kept treasures.
Tasting Note: Brace yourself for a dark and rich wine, crafted by our winemaker with absolute respect for this hardy grape variety. The bouquet delights with notes of barbecue smoke, licorice, and juicily-ripe plums. The palate takes you on a journey of ripe, concentrated black fruits and harmonious spices, beautifully enveloped by savory tannins. "The Giant" Durif is complete and truly harmonious.
Pairing: This wine yearns for robust accompaniments to complement its richness. Indulge in the likes of tender rabbit or a succulent sirloin steak to perfectly balance its opulence.
Maturation: Aged for 18 months in a blend of 3rd fill French/American oak and 20% new American Oak Hogsheads, this wine achieves a delightful softness while showcasing powerful upfront palate weight.
Single Vineyard: Our prized "The Giant" Durif comes from vines planted in 2005. Hand-pruned in a single cordon spur style, the vines produce high-grade fruit with a yield of 2.5 tonnes per acre.
Sub Regions: Sourced from the esteemed Koonunga subregion, where Brown Clay loam over deep red clay lends its unique influence.
Elevation: 280 Metres
Cellaring: Indulge in "The Giant" Durif now by decanting a few hours before dining, or allow it to evolve for up to 15 years, revealing even more layers of its captivating character.
Unleash the power and allure of "The Giant" Durif, a wine truly worthy of its name. Join us on an unforgettable journey through the Barossa Valley's hidden treasures, and let this exceptional wine leave an indelible mark on your palate.