Pizzini Barbera 2016

While Pizzini specialise in Sangiovese, they’ve still some substantial plantings of Barbera.

Pizzini, Barbera, King Valley, 2016

A definite Australian take on Barbera from a colour perspective: the beautiful bruise purple opaque heart of the New World. Chocolate and blood plum with fresh cigarette tobacco herb spice and cassis underscore. The brightness and richness of Australian black/purple fruit takes centre stage of the full-medium bodied wine before the turn to drying, grippy tannin and distinct cherry finishes. That sharp spice is a welcome cut through alongside some urgent acidity. Medium term cellaring will not damage this wine, rather allow it to express all its being properly.

RRP: $35
Alc: 13.5%
Rating: 17/20

Wine sample courtesy of Pizzini wines

 

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