de la terre Hawke’s Bay Barbera 2013

Barbera from New Zealand - Hawke's Bay
Review Date : 20-Jul-2015
Moderately deep red colour with light garnet hues and a little bricking on the rim. The nose is soft and densely packed, though somewhat shy in expression, showing concentrated aromas of savoury red fruits entwined with ripe brown fruits, Middle Eastern spices, earthy notes and a red floral lift. Full-bodied, the wine is weighty and deeply packed with flavours of savoury dark red berry fruits along with layers of earth, undergrowth, dried herbs and spices. The fruit is encased by fulsome tannins and the mouthfeel is one of structure, texture and grip. The fruit sweetness is enhanced by bright, lively acidity that provides tension and energy to the palate line, carrying the wine to a lifted, earthy and cedary finish. Dry textures and grip complete the wine. This is a full, weighty, savoury and earthy, red-fruited Barbera with plenty of structure and fresh, lively acidity. Match with casseroles and slow-cooked game meat over the next 6-7 years. Clone AT84 fruit from the ‘HCE’ vineyard, hand-picked and fermented with approx. 12% as uncrushed berries to 14.5% alc., the wine spending 30 days total on skins and aged 15 months in seasoned oak. 598 bottles made. 16.5+/20 Jul 2015 RRP $40.00

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