Petronio 2017 Single Vineyard Barbera
Type: Single Vineyard Barbera 2017
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 3 months prior to release.
Tasting Notes: Rich berry and plum aromas, subtle spice, vibrant fruit flavours complemented by a balanced fine texture and bright acidity.