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MUST-BUY WINES 
FROM THE RUTHERGLEN 
AND KING VALLEY

Winter is sorted with this selection of expressive wines from two of north-east Victoria’s most renowned regions.

GOURMET TRAVELLER WINE PROMOTION

Tamar Ridge's Kayena Vineyard in Tasmania.

CAMPBELLS WINES

The Barkly Durif 2016, RRP A$70

The Barkly Durif is what we believe durif from the Rutherglen wine region should be. Unquestionably, it is durif at its finest. Campbells only release The Barkly in years when vintage conditions are exceptional for the variety. The 2016 is a rich and powerful wine with excellent structure, balance and a certain elegance. Will reward cellaring for 10+ years. Enjoy with a juicy fillet of beef or as a mature wine with slow-cooked lamb dishes.

campbellswines.com.au; (02) 6033 6000

CAMPBELLS WINES

Campbells Grand Rutherglen Muscat, RRP A$70

Rutherglen Muscat is described as the world’s richest wine. This is a mature-style muscat, with the solera base wine more than 40 years old. It is a complex wine with intense layers of texture and flavour, and perfectly balanced between fruit, grape spirit and mature oak. Campbells’ house style is typically complex and elegant, capturing rich purity of fruit flavours while finishing clean and dry.

campbellswines.com.au; (02) 6033 6000

WARRABILLA WINES

2018 PAROLA’S LIMITED RELEASE SHIRAZ, RRP A$35

Made only in exceptional vintages, the Parola’s label represents the epitome of the Warrabilla style: impenetrable colour, extraordinary depth of flavour and walls of soft, approachable tannins. Raspberry, strawberry and mulberry flavours, with fresh-baked biscuit notes imparted from American oak, are supported by a solid foundation of velvety tannins. A wine of incredible length and finesse.

warrabillawines.com.au; (02) 6035 7242

PIZZINI

2021 Pinot Grigio, RRP A$22

A story of survival, bravery, courage and love. An Edelweiss flower plucked from the Dolomites. A small piece of home, travelling towards distant shores. Like Rosetta Pizzini smuggling her beloved’s gift across the sea, the best stories are filled with characters and complexity. The same can be said of our pinot grigio. It spans the spectrum from crisp green apple to ripe yellow pear – perfect with anything with squeeze of lemon and a pinch of salt.

pizzini.com.au; (03) 5729 8278

DE BORTOLI

2019 De Bortoli Rutherglen Estate Durif, RRP A$24

This trophy-winning Rutherglen durif has balanced dark berry, chocolate,
and liquorice aromas with beautifully integrated oak and lip-coating tannins. With deep dark brooding red with vibrant red hues, our durif is made to cellar. It expresses its drinkability now but will continue to soften over the next 5 -10 years. Will cellar nicely for up to 20 years.

club.rutherglenestates.com.au; (02) 6033 6100

BULLER WINES

2020 The Nook Pinot Noir, King Valley, RRP A$23

We search every ‘nook’ and cranny for hidden secrets, amazing stories and interesting people to create elegant wines perfect for sharing. We source premium parcels of fruit from select King Valley vineyards to craft this tart and earthy pinot noir. Fresh strawberries, red fruits and dark cherries dominate the nose. The palate is fresh and lively with hints of red fruit and spices, finishing with soft tannins.

bullerwines.com.au; (02) 6032 9660