Showing posts with label Barbera. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Barbera. Show all posts

Wednesday 18 October 2023

Angullong Fossil Hill Barbera 2022


These Angullong Fossil Hill wines are a well made and very consistent bunch. They all demonstrate their varietal diversity yet the drinkability and quality land in the sweet spot each time. This Barbera is a beauty.

Wednesday 27 September 2023

Skimstone Wines Barbera 2021

Mudgee is doing Italian varieties very well and this Barbera from Skimstone is another case in point.

Tuesday 26 September 2023

First Ridge Wines Barbera 2021


This Barbera from First Ridge Wines is said to be their signature wine. Not too many Australian wineries hang their hat on Barbera, but isn't it good to be different! It matches the hype too - it's a fabulous drink.

First Ridge Wines Marco 2021


Marco is a 50/50 blend of Barbera and Sangiovese. This 2021 is the first release of the wine and it looks as though First Ridge might be onto something. Rich and generous, it's such a great drink.

Monday 31 July 2023

Briar Ridge Limited Release Wrattonbully BDX 2021


Named the BDX, you could assume it's a Bordeaux blend but its main player is Barbera. It's not so Bordeaux then is it? But given the appellation law has changed (a law many would be oblivious to), it's a curious name I must admit.

Thursday 21 January 2021

Hofer Family Wines Barbera 2019


Oh Babs. You can offer so much yet you can be so simple. Here we have the latter. 

Tuesday 26 May 2020

Fat n Skinny Picker's Choice 2017

The Fat n Skinny range from Hastwell and Lightfoot is all about producing medium bodied wines with approachability. This Picker's Choice is a blend of Shiraz, Tempranillo and Barbera with a dollop of their Rose to add softness.

Sunday 24 May 2020

Red Heads Rusty Roof Barbera 2019

Two wines from Red Heads Wine turned up the week. A pleasing surprise from a label new to me. Here's a fabulous Barbera worth wrapping your lips around. 

Thursday 30 April 2020

Angullong Fossil Hill Barbera 2018

Like all Angullong wines, I was looking forward to checking out this Barbera in the Fossil Hill range. Sure enough, it didn't disappoint.

Monday 30 December 2019

Soumah Rosso d'Soumah 2018

Bringing the Italians together with this Nebbiolo and Barbera blend. A wonderfully approachable wine.

Wednesday 17 July 2019

Golden Grove Estate Tranquillo Rosso 2017

A tasty new medium-bodied release from Golden Grove Estate. The rolling hills on the label create a perfect canvas for the easy-going vibe it exudes.

Monday 25 March 2019

Wednesday 28 November 2018

Unsung Hero Barbera 2017

Unsung Hero is a side project for winemaker Andy Williams, and what an entry he has made with this debut wine! Such a beautifully presented Barbera, this will bowl over many who choose to stand in its way.

Tuesday 27 November 2018

Pizzini Lana Nebbiolo Barbera 2017

The back label suggests having this with Italian or Asian food. I reckon grab a burger in one hand and a glass of this in the other.

Sunday 4 November 2018

Pizzini Barbera 2016

This is tense and tightly wound early. Keep swirling and things settle beautifully. A good drink, no two ways about it.

Thursday 4 October 2018

Angullong Fossil Hill Barbera 2017

Off a vineyard planted in the late 1990s, this Barbera 2017 will be officially released at the Orange Wine Festival.