Cherry, clove, star anise and charred oak with bright acidity to the finish. Beetroot, black cherry and star anise. Medium bodied with bramble, allspice and red fruits notably cherry, underpinned by a savoury earthiness which expresses the rich, volcanic soils of this vineyard. The oak is well integrated and is maintained by the natural bright acidity of the variety.
2016 saw good ripening conditions for the Barbera. We hand picked the grapes at full ripeness and fermented under cool conditions using cultured aromatic yeast. The wine was placed in a mixture of one year old American and new French oak barriques where it matured for 20 months prior to bottling. This wine will age well due to the high acidity however can also be enjoyed now.