David Hook 2021 Barbera
Harvest date: 9th March 2021
The Piedmont region of northwest Italy is best known for its Barolo's, magnificent wines made from the Nebbiolo grape. However for everyday drinking, most people in the region turn to the easier, more accessible Barbera wines. Among their many virtues, these wines are great with food, the elevated acidity refresh the palate and stimulate the appetite. This wine exhibits all the classic varietal characters of Barbera.
This year's wine comes from a vineyard located in the foothills of Mount Canobolas. The cool climate and ancient volcanic soils combined produce high quality grapes with good intensity of flavour and high natural acidity.
This wine has dry cherry and prune aromas with wild herb background. Savoury flavours dominate the palate which is medium bodied and finishes with a firm acidity accompanied by fine soft tannins typical of this variety.