The inaugural release of TarraWarra’s Barbera. Grafted in 2012 on to then 23 year old Pinot Noir rootstock in their K Block. Natural ferment and 18 months in French oak (20% new barriques).
TarraWarra Estate, Barbera, Yarra Valley, 2015
Bright purple in the glass. Smells bright and fruity, with a little cool herb/spice to balance things out. Juicy dark cherry, almost to mulberry fruit with a silky front entrance and good fine tannin structure to finish. Just the right amount of new oak, any more and it may have swamped the flavours. TarraWarra rarely put a foot out of place: this is a very clean and polished debut performance. Will only get better from here on in.
Wine sample courtesy of TarraWarra Estate