Brackenwood Barbera 2021
$ 41.00 incl. GST
This wine makes a great case for the Adelaide Hills as a first rate region for varietally correct Barbera, in having refreshing acidity and decent body around the grape’s sweet/sour/silky pull. This has an intense ruby red colour, dark cherry, plum, and stewed mulberries on the palate. It has silky smooth tannins with scents of red-berries and nutmeg.
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.