Margan 'Breaking Ground' Barbera, Hunter Valley 2016
A big, full bodied red, full of black cherry fruit and spice, star anise and allspice. The wine has a lovely savoury character and a refreshing juicy finish but with lots of depth and concentration.
|Bottle Size||75 cl|
|Area||New South Wales|
|Sub Area||Hunter Valley|
|Drinking Guide||Drink or Keep|
|Food Match||Beef Casserole|
|Notes||Screwcap, Vegetarian, Vegan|
Andrew Margan’s winery in the Hunter Valley concentrates of classic Aussie varieties like Shiraz and Semillon but it is also home to some more exotic grapes European grapes, too. Barbera is usually found in Piemonte in northwest Italy, but this Australian version sensational. The volume knob has been turned up a few notches here with cola, blueberry and spice notes infiltrating the sleek blackcurrant core. This is most definitely an Aussie showman and you have already guessed who my vinous doppelganger is for this wine, yes, it’s Hugh Jackman.
… a typically hefty Aussie take on a lighter Italian grape, the rich, concentrated black fruit flavours balanced by a fresh, juicy lightness on the palate.