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29/09/2008

All Saints triples the celebration with three of a kind

All Saints 2006 Family Cellar Durif took out three top trophies at the 120th Annual Rutherglen Wine Show last week, including the Seppelt Trophy for Best Regional Dry Red, The Heinrich Cooperage & Tonnellerie Quintessence Trophy for Best Durif and the Border Wine & Food Society Trophy for Best North Eastern Dry Red.

CEO, Eliza Brown and Winemaker, Dan Crane, were on hand to accept the trophies and join in the celebrations. “It is always exciting to see a wine you have nurtured receive recognition” said Dan.

“From vineyard to bottle, our winemaking philosophy is all about making the most of our unique place – the soil, the river, the climate and the fruit – to create handcrafted wines that truly reflect where they were born. Our 2006 Family Cellar Durif is a great example.”

From the use of sustainable vineyard practices through to labour intensive hand picking and sorting, extended maceration in open fermenters, gentle pressing in the 100 year old basket press, and quiet ageing in French and American oak, this wine was created to be something special from the outset.

The inky-black beauty has rich flavours of berries and licorice with dense, integrated tannins creating an elegant and restrained expression of the variety. All Saints only makes small volumes of its flagship Family Cellar range, which also includes current releases of Shiraz, Chardonnay and their much acclaimed Marsanne.

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