Brackenwood Barbera 2017
$ 32.00 incl. GST
|10% off any 12 bottles.||12 - 12||10 %|
Not much Barbera in the ground in the Hills. Should be more. A pure and silky style with a lovely interplay of sweet red fruits and perfume versus some balsamic vinegar notes. A wine which will continue to evolve positively with time in bottle, and at 12.7% alcohol, certainly sitting in the finer end of Aussie Barbera. Has some x-factor for sure.
Brackenwood Vineyard / Adelaide Hills, Sa
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.