Margan 2019 Ceres Hill Barbera
Barbera originates from the North West of Italy and Margan Estate Wines were one of the first to plant this red grape in the Hunter Valley. The 2019 vintage had perfect ripening conditions with dry, warm days resulting in beautifully ripe fruit.
The wine is vivid purple in its youth with lifted aromas of red fruits- strawberry, raspberry, cherry and red current. The palate reflects the nose but also has savoury bramble berry and fresh mulberry notes. Touches of spicy star anise add extra interest and the tannins are soft and silky. The bright acidity gives a long, refreshing finish.
It is a great food wine as the acid cuts through richer red meats like lamb. It matches well with hard cheese and is lighter in body and alcohol than many red wines.