Protero Barbera 2019

The fruit was grown on Bonoposto Vineyard in Gumeracha, Adelaide Hills, which is owned and farmed by Carmine Pepicelli. It’s situated next door to Protero. Seven tonnes of Barbera were harvested on 6th April 2019. The fruit was given a three-day cold soak on skins before a ten-day fermentation followed by gentle pressing. Malolactic conversion took place in French oak puncheons (20% new) followed by five months' maturation. Extended maturation then took place in an oak vat and extra-larg

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SKU
12241
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Wine Category Red
Region Adelaide Hills
Country Australia
Vintage 2019

The fruit was grown on Bonoposto Vineyard in Gumeracha, Adelaide Hills, which is owned and farmed by Carmine Pepicelli. It’s situated next door to Protero. Seven tonnes of Barbera were harvested on 6th April 2019. The fruit was given a three-day cold soak on skins before a ten-day fermentation followed by gentle pressing. Malolactic conversion took place in French oak puncheons (20% new) followed by five months' maturation. Extended maturation then took place in an oak vat and extra-large puncheon. It was bottled without fining or filtration in early December 2020.

The nose is classic, calm and poised. It has none of the tutti frutti bubblegum character typical of low-tannin varieties. It smells of forest berries and preserved protein with incense and polished teak. The palate is glossy and refreshing, with good tension. It's deliciously medium-bodied with loads of pink fruit and cherry compote. Bay leaf and subtle spice give rise to an umami finish. The mouthfeel is driven by acidity with tannin sitting right back on the palate. – Stephen Pannell

This has such showy ripe red fruits with berry pastry too, some gentle spice and dried red currant as well as a peppery edge. Perched on a good point of ripeness. The palate has a succulently juicy feel with vibrant, plush red fruit flesh. Succulent and lively to the very last moment. Drink over the next five years. Screw cap. 93 points. Nick Stock, jamessuckling.com November 2021