Hans Herzog Marlborough Barbera

Barbera 2015

Regular price $69.00 Sale

Savour the allure of Barbera, a captivating red wine from Italy's Piedmont region. With its vibrant acidity and luscious flavours of ripe berries and cherries, each sip is a journey through sun-drenched vineyards and rolling hills. Whether enjoyed alone or paired with Italian cuisine, Barbera promises an unforgettable sensory experience that celebrates the essence of tradition and craftsmanship.

Vintage 2015

While Marlborough basked under blue skies throughout summer, the fruit on the vines was developing into something magical. Week after week of warm, dry weather followed on from a cooler than average start to the season. The long warm ripening season ended in a beautiful Indian summer perfect for that grape variety from Northern Italy.

Hans' Comment

Indulge in the meticulous craftsmanship behind our Barbera, where perfect grapes were left to an extended cold soak gives way to wild yeast fermentation. After gentle pressing, the wine matures in French barriques for malolactic fermentation, followed by a 24-month aging period on its fine lees. With no fining or filtration, this wine preserves its exquisite aromas and flavours. Inspired by the legendary Giacomo Bologna of the Braida estate, our Barbera pays homage to his pioneering spirit, elevating this Italian classic to new heights.

Tasting Notes

Deep lush notes of juicy plum, strawberry jam and ripe red cherry are complimented by a strong velvet backbone, elegant tannins and smoky finish. With its vivid acidity and amazing structure, this wonderful wine can be enjoyed for years to come. 

Technical Data

Variety     100% Barbera
Rootstock Riparia Gloire
Vine Age 12 years
Soil  Shallow (<45 cm) stony soil, well drained, developed from stony alluvium. Not one row shows the same soil type. Sand and gravel is broken up by clay-sand layers.
Planting Density   6000 vines/ha
Production 1200 bottles
Alcohol 14%
Residual Sugar  <1 g/l
Ageing Potential 10 years