A Growers Touch is all about "terroir". It showcases local fruit and the uniqueness of the growers and their vineyards. Each bottle features pictures of the grower; the hands on the front of this bottle belong to farmer Isidoro Guglielmino. The bottle pays homage to the love with which he has nurtured the fruit.
The wine is made from 100% Durif (also called Petit Sirah in the USA). It has aromas of Mulberry and Blackberry with just a hint of vanilla and spice. The wine spent a short amount of time in oak which has given it a wonderfull richness. The palate is a lovely combination of red and blue fruits complemented with the fine tannins that Durif is renowned for.
This is perfect to open with Sunday lunch, although it will improve if you have the patience to cellar it for the next five years.