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  • 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.

    Alcohol: 14.5%

    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.

    • Vintage:  2021
      Grape Varieties: Durif 100%
      Harvest Date:
      Bottling Date:
      Technical Details: 14.5% Alc. 
      Food Pairing

      This wine needs food, something robust like rabbit or a sirloin steak to balance its richness.

      Serving Temperature:

      16 Degrees Celcius.


      Drink now (decant a few hours before dining) or keep for up to a decade.


      Durif is one of Australia’s undiscovered gems. People in the know, we suspect, keep quiet about it so as not to arouse too much competition for what is, after all, a scarce bottle of wine. Atze’s Corner is one of the only wineries in the Barossa Valley to have planted Durif and based on this result more should follow. Mind you, Andy Kalleske did plant his Durif on prime vineyard land in
      the famous Koonunga sub-region of the Barossa so it is off to a great start. Named “The Giant” in tribute to an overly tall, Barossa settler, the wine fully lives up to that
      description in all respects. 

      200 dozen bottles produced


      Maturation of 16 Months in new, 2rd and 3th fill mix of French and American Oak Hogsheads to give subtle hints of oak and soften our the bold ripe tannin.


      Sub Region: Koonunga and Ebenezer – Iconic sub regions at Northern tip of the Barossa Valley.



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    Ben H.

    Giant durif

    It was next level amazing. Drank beautifully now. Will have another one in 5 years and the other in 20 and will be even more amazing I’m sure

    Kwok M.
    Australia Australia

    Good durif

    It was the first time I tried this durif. It was bold and the favour was good with long lasting taste.

    Christine a.
    Australia Australia

    A stunning wine - a real pick-me-up in these disjointed times.

    Deep red in colour, full bodied and smooth as silk. Just the wine to go with slow roasted lamb and baked pumpkin wedges, and our adult daughters visiting for the night. An Easter weekend treat, sharing beautiful food and wine with loved ones. Almost made us forget about the imposed social restrictions!