Red Wines    Petite Sirah    Victoria    Australia   
Wine.com - Buy wines, wine clubs, gift baskets and more
My Rating (circle) :
Date Printed: 10/2/2014
RL Buller Calliope Durif Petite Sirah 2002
RL Buller Calliope Durif Petite Sirah 2002
(search item no. 106410)
International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 10/2/2014: $19.99

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine is a good example of why the North East of Victoria is quite unique. Dense in colour with youthful hints of purple, the nose is aromatic with ripe plum and blackberry notes with a hint of vanillan spice from American oak. The palate has similar fruit character, some of which is derived from the high alcohol, which is still in balance with the rest of the wine.
My Notes:

About RL Buller and Son:

Andrew Buller was born in Rutherglen, the youngest of three sons. Graduating from Roseworthy College in 1981 he gained valuable work experience at Corbans in Gisborne, NZ and working harvests at the Leasingham Wine Company. His first success came early with a gold medal at the Rutherglen Wine show for his vintage port. Not letting early success go to his head he continued to gain valuable experience throughout the 1980's traveling Europe between vintages at Rutherglen. He has worked four vintages with Taylors in Portugal, the famous port producer, and one in Beaujolais in addition to visiting the wine regions of Spain, France and Germany.

Today Andrew is winemaker/manager of RL Buller & Son's Rutherglen vineyard and winery operation. He is a member of the Winemaker's of Rutherglen, the Rutherglen Muscat Network, the Rutherglen export group and the Vignerons Association.

Since 1921, the Buller family has produced heavyweight Muscats from their "Calliope" Vineyard - using the age-old techniques of basket presses and open fermenters, to make the Muscats they call their 'sleeping giants'. Found 4km East of Rutherglen this non irrigated is 32 Ha and is the source of the most premium Muscat's and Tokay's from RL Buller.