Yelland & Papps Barossa Valley

Our Wines - 2014 Barbera Rose

Gone But Not Forgotten

The Wine

The Barbera grape variety hails from the Italy’s, Piedmont wine region in the North-West. It is low in tannin and high in acidity, renowned for its fresh berry aromas and we reckon it is the perfect grape to be enjoyed as a rosé-style over the warmer months. We source the grapes from the Marschall family in the parish of Kalimna in the Northern Barossa, famous for its sandy soils and rich history of famous Barossa wines.

 

Pale cherry in hue with bright aromas of raspberry, redcurrant, strawberry and red cherry flowing from the glass. Hints of soft spice, red liquorice, purple flowers, cranberry, dried mandarin rind and glade cherries make for an alluring smelling wine. It’s light in body with an energetic entry onto the palate showing fruit flavours of redcurrant, raspberry and red cherries. The mid-palate shows hints of soft spice, light floral notes, marzipan, wet stone, dried citrus rind and cherry clafoutis. It is a wine that is dangerously easy to drink with its fresh, stylish gait, lightly spiced summer berry fruits, crisp, bright acidity and bone dry finish. Just perfect for a lazy weekend afternoon in the sunshine with good friends and good food. Try it with salads, light pasta dishes and grilled shellfish.

 

The Winemaking

 

The grapes were hand picked on 13th March. Destemmed and whole berry basket pressed, prior to a 15 day cold ferment in old French oak. The wine then spent 4 months resting on its yeast lees in oak to develop some texture and mouth feel.

This wine has had minimal intervention to retain all purity, then gently filtered prior to bottling.

 

Bottled – 13th August 2014

pH – 3.07

TA – 6.9

Alc – 12.5 %

 

Vegan friendly