Barbera “Cheshunt” Single Vineyard
Variety: Barbera – Single Vineyard “King Valley”
Vineyard: Single vineyard located in the upper King Valley in the sub-region of Cheshunt. Vineyard was planted in 1980 on sandy clay loam soils. The region is renowned for longer and warmer ripening periods during autumn compared to other cool climate regions which presents ideal conditions for Mediterranean varieties.
Grape Variety: 100% Barbera
Soil Composition: Rich brown and red clay loams
Training System: Vertical Shoot Position(VSP)
Winemaking: Machine harvested and transferred into open 1 tonne fermentation pots. Fruit was cold soaked initially for 7 days. Juice was inoculated with a suitable yeast culture, the cap was hand plunged twice daily, with a total maceration time of 20 days.
Maturation: In 300 Litre French Oak Barrels , 30% new for a period of 14 months, followed by bottle aging for 12 months prior to release.
Tasting Notes: Dark berry and plum aromas, subtle spice, the palate is earthy and complimented by a balanced fine texture and bright acidity.