Chalk Hill Barbera, McLaren Vale

Chalk Hill Barbera, McLaren Vale

A hugely concentrated Barbera which comes dressed in a dark, vibrant purple-red robe. The nose shows lifted floral, cherry and redcurrant fruit with savoury-spice notes and a hint of violet. The palate is bright with a racy acidity which shows red fruit to the fore and floral and spice notes to the rear, the fine lingering tannins add to the crisp finish. The Barbera vines are planted at the top of Chalk Hill on a sand over limestone and ironstone. Only second and third use French oak is used in the form of relatively large hogshead and puncheon barrels to add only minimal oak flavours whilst encouraging integration of the wine's components.

  • Type: Red
  • Country: Australia
  • Region: South Australia
  • Vintage: 2014/2015
  • Producer: Chalk Hill
  • Primary grape: Barbera
  • Screwcap: Screwcap
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £15.20
  • Code: 28541
  • Expression: Chilli