David Hook Reserve Barbera 2011
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Winemaker. David Hook cut his teeth along side Murray Tyrrell. worked at Lakes Folly and widely as a flying winemaker in France and Spain. With 25 years experience. he makes exceptional wines with regional and varietal character to reflect the place of origin.
* Trophy & Gold Medal for Best Red from Italian or Spanish Varietal at 2012 NSW Small Winemakers Show *
This native grape of piedmont in Italy. was grown in a vineyard in the foothills of Mount Canobolas (near Orange). The cool climate and ancient volcanic soils combined produce high quality grapes with good intensity of flavour and high natural acidity. 2011 was a great season..the Hunter and Orange were spared the rain that came down in south australia and victoria. Classic varietal characters of dark cherry. prune and spice. This medium to full bodied red has good structure with firm velvety tannins balanced by good acidity (barbera and sangiovese naturally retain more acidity than shiraz and cabernet). This drinks beautifully bring on the pasta and pizza.
90 Points James Halliday “Medium purple red. a juicy red berry and mint light bodied palate …Drink now while it still has these seductive. supple red fruit flavours. ”
Chris Shanahan. Australian wine judge and writer. November 2012 … “.. easily the best Australian expression of the style that I ‘ve tasted. The fleshy but not plump palate. and smooth. silky tannins make this a more complete. satisfying red without abandoning the varietal character. ”