Variety : 100% Barbera
Colour : Deep purple with crimson hues.
Aroma : Highly perfumed, with lifted dark cherry fruit, floral notes with a hint of spice.
Palate : This is a medium bodied wine that is bright and fruit driven. Flavours of dark cherry fruits and rose petals combine with layers of spice. The acid is firm and provides a refreshing finish.
Cellaring : This wine drinks well young, but will cellar for 5 - 7 years to be at it's peak.
Vineyard Notes: First planted in 1998 at our Chalk Hill vineyard, the Barbera handled the warm and dry vintage beautifully in 2018. In the vineyard this was the best we have ever seen the Barbera fruit, so we hold high hopes for this wine.
Winemakers Notes: We aim to capture the natural flavours of the variety and do so by handling the wine gently throughout the wine making process. Hand picked, then fermented gently on skins for 7 days, prior to transferring to older French oak barrels. We want to see the perfume, the vibrancy and the bright fruit characters come to the fore.
Food Pairing: Roast beef with Cabernet and quince jus.