Barbera is the third most widely grown variety in Italy and is gaining more attention here in Australia. A medium-bodied red with soft tannins, lively acidity and plush berry characters, our 2018 Barbera will intrigue and impress the most cultured wine lover. If you are a rule-breaker, enjoy it slightly chilled during the warmer months. Pair with pizza, pasta and rich creamy dishes to woo the foodie in your life.
The 2018 vintage was only the third vintage in over a decade for the vineyard. With a dry, hot spell forecast we scrambled to irrigate the last of the vineyard and made it just in time. The warmer weather meant the yield was down slightly, but the grapes harvested exceptionally well in the cool of the early morning.
Tasting Notes: cherry, plum, faint anise notes and med-high acid
Pairing: mushrooms, blue cheese, rich dark meats, pizza and pasta
Allergens: Egg, sulphites