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2018 Breaking Ground Barbera
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2018 Breaking Ground Barbera
Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Barbera
Appellation
Broke Fordwich
Vineyard Designation
Ceres Hill Vineyard
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SKU: BGBARB18
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Wine Profile

Our Breaking Ground Range celebrates our focus on innovation pioneering alternative wines and wine styles.I love single vineyard wines as they carry a sense of place. Our Barbera from the winery block encapsulates our identity and signature style. We planted this vineyard in 1998 - a first for the Hunter Valley. The cuttings came from a vineyard planted in Mudgee which were carefully ‘imported’ from northern Italy in a grapegrowers suitcase. So it has an authentic Italian pedigree. Our first vintage was 2001 and after a few early challenges I now understand its Italian DNA. The wine stands out for its naturally high acidity and ripe, savoury fruit characters, unusual in Australian reds. It’s a perfect food wine.

Region Broke Fordwich, Hunter Valley

Vineyard Winery Block, Ceres Hill Vineyard

Tasting Notes Medium bodied with bright, plush red berry fruit and soft tannins. The oak is subtle and is maintained by the natural bright acidity of the variety.   

Colour  Medium purple

Nose  Strawberry, raspberry, mulberry

Palate Fresh cherry, red currents, star anise, subtle tannins and bright acidity to the finish.

Food Match  Savoury notes and high acidity make this the perfect pizza wine. It also works a treat with rich, red meat dishes with a lot of fat.

Cellaring  15 to 20 years due to the natural acidity of the wine

Winemakers Notes The 2018 vintage had perfect ripening conditions with dry, warm days paired with cooler nights resulting in beautifully ripe and healthy fruit. 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 used French oak barriques and puncheons where it matured for 12 months prior to bottling. This wine will age well due to the high acidity however can also be enjoyed now.

 

Alcohol – 14.0 %               pH- 3.44                  TA – 7.0 g/l

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Barbera
Appellation
Broke Fordwich
Vineyard Designation
Ceres Hill Vineyard