TarraWarra Estate Barbera 2016

The 2nd release of TarraWarra’s Barbera. Grafted 6 years ago onto then 23 year old Pinot Noir rootstock. Natural ferment and 18 months in French oak (20% new barriques). Released alongside the Nebbiolo, I would suggest that like they do in Piedmont, you should drink the Barbera while waiting for the Nebbiolo to mature.

TarraWarra Estate, Barbera, Yarra Valley, 2016

 

Bright purple in the glass with energetic, electric legs. A little fruit forward with brown spice, cherries, turned earth, baked blueberry and tobacco leaf. Even, balanced palate with boysenberry, cherry, briar and thyme. Fine tannins that are a touch gritty and dark yeasty finish.

RRP: $28
Alc: 14.5%
Rating: 17.75/20

Wine sample courtesy of TarraWarra Estate

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.