2011 Dunn's Creek Estate Mornington Peninsula Barbera

Some people see things as they are and say why. I dream things that never were and say why not?
Robert Francis Kennedy quoting George Bernard Shaw.

Roger and Hannah Stuart-Andrews have been championing alternative varieties on the Mornington  Peninsula for years and their secluded, very picturesque vineyard, accommodation and nature reserve at Red Hill is in star contrast to some of the expanding corporate wineries now seemingly de rigueur on the Peninsula.

Their award-winning Barbera, an unusual variety for the Mornington Peninsula spent 15 months in French oak and was made by Sandro Mosele of Port Phillip and Kooyong Estates. There is also a rare Barbera Rosé and a classically varietal Arneis in the portfolio.

Bright cherry red hue in colour that almost gives the Barbera the appearance of a Pinot Noir. The nose is full of  juicy, vibrant raspberry and cherry with some hints of star anise. Medium bodied, the palate is soft and supple, full of juicy red fruits and chalky tannins. Well balanced and textural. A touch of spicy cedar oak and woody herb complexity with that classic Barbera acidity makes for an intriguing and very drinkable wine. Good.  

Source: Winery Purchase. ABV: 13.0%. Closure: Screwcap. Price: $20.00. Rating: 88 Points.

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