This year's wine comes from a vineyard located in the foothills of Mount Canobolas, near Orange. The cool climate and ancient volcanic soils combined produce high quality grapes with good intensity of flavour and high natural acidity.
After a March harvest, the grapes were fermented in traditional open vats which were hand plunged regularly. The wine was matured in older oak barrels for 12 months prior to bottling.
This wine exhibits all the classic varietal characters of barbera. The wine is deep crimson red in colour with dry cherry and prune aromas. Savoury flavours dominate the palate which is medium bodied and finishes with a firm acidity accompanied by fine soft tannins typical of this variety.
This wine is ideal for consumption now and will cellar well for 2 to 4 years.
Food match: Hearty lamb shanks