BRACKENWOOD BARBERA 2016

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BRACKENWOOD BARBERA 2016

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Not much Barbera in the ground in the Hills.  Should be more.  A hedonistic, rich style with the variety’s flowing red fruits (lots of plums and cherries), and nice natural acidity in the form of sour cherries providing balance to the upfront fruit sweetness.  A graphite mineral bite rounds this out with further dimensions.  Silky and pure.

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Brackenwood Vineyard

Biodynamic minimal intervention wines from a beautiful Adelaide Hills estate

Owner Damon Nagel started life as a sommelier in Adelaide, moving to London to further his wine education whilst working in top end dining restaurants.  Achieving success in London property, he would eventually return to Adelaide, purchasing the beautiful undulating Brackenwood farm in the early 2000s, first releasing wines from vintage 2005.

Winemaking is today overseen by Daniel Zuzolo, ex Primo Estate, with the stable offering interesting blends and lesser seen plantings of Barbera and Gamay alongside more traditional offerings such as Shiraz and Riesling. 

Growing and winemaking is strictly along biodynamic lines, with no additions bar minimal sulphur at bottling.  A pure set of releases very much at home alongside Felixir's European offerings, fun styles of personality with enough depth and interest to be taken seriously.