Thursday, 30 June 2016

TarraWarra Barbera 2015

This is TarraWarra's first Barbera release. It comes as a result of an under performing Pinot vineyard planted in 1989, K Block, where 50% was grafted over to the now highly consistent K Block Merlot in 2006. 25% of the remaining vineyard was grafted over to Nebbiolo in 2012 and the other 25% to this Barbera.

A good first up release with plenty of potential for future releases, that's for sure. It carries varietal presence although I felt it sits a little lean mid-palate. Bright and crunchy acidity stands tall and continued to hold its head high on the second day of tasting.

Tomato based dishes and pizza would eat this up.

Drink up to ten years.

Good+

Region: Yarra Valley
RRP: $28
Source: Sample

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