Baileys of Glenrowan was one of the original pioneers of wine production in North East Victoria and produced its first vintage in 1870. Since this time Baileys has become renowned for consistently producing intensely flavoured rich wines.
The Durif variety is also known as Petite Sirah in America. In this instance we feel the Petite Sirah name better signifies the style of wine produced. The Baileys Petite Sirah style is one of refinement and structure rather than simply aiming for the pursuit of richness.
To further achieve this differentiation on style, the 2012 Baileys Petite Sirah underwent extended cold maceration, open fermentation and components were basket pressed using the 100+ year old basket press.
This wine was predominantly matured in French oak which significantly influences the Petite Sirah style and enhances the aromatics, the tannin profile and the overall wine structure.