Single Vineyard Barbera
Type: Petronio - Single Vineyard Barbera 2019.
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 over 20 days.
Maturation: In 300 and 500 Litre French Oak Barrels , 30% new for a period of 20 months, followed by bottle aging for over one year prior to release.
Tasting Notes: Rich berry and plum aromas, subtle spice, vibrant fruit flavours complemented by a balanced fine texture and bright acidity.