Barbican 2015

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Barbican 2015

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Grown in Italy. Made in London.

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At a Glance

Wild, brambly fruit flavours combined with notes of dark chocolate, mocha and spice are balanced by Barbera's famous acidity, giving this wine a fresh, vibrant finish. The grapes for were grown organically on a sunny, hilltop Piedmontese vineyard, then fermented in our London winery with 10 months ageing in oak. Try with sourdough pizza topped with tangy tomato, creamy mozzarella and spicy sausage.

 
Smart acid, smooth tannin, full body. Very impressive and ambitious for Barbera.
— Richard Hemming MW

Details

COLOUR Red

VARIETY Barbera

GROWER Cordero family

REGION Piedmont, Italy

PRESSED 19/09/2015

BOTTLES 5,413

SIZE 75cl

ALCOHOL 13.5%

In Depth

The grapes for this wine hail from the small village of Priocca, near Alba in Piedmont. The Cordero family (who also grew the grapes for our 2014 Barbera) manage the beautiful, hilltop, organic vineyard. Being so high up in the hills this vineyard gets plenty of sunshine so the grapes are able to ripen fully, taming the striking acidity this variety is famous for. The grapes were de-stemmed before they were cold soaked, then gently fermented and aged in a mixture of old and new French oak barrels. The wine was kept on its lees (the leftover yeast cells from fermentation) for six months to build texture – a method normally employed for white wines, but one that works wonders for high acid red wines too. With concentrated fruit, fine tannins and high acidity this is the perfect food wine, and will age gracefully for up to a decade.