Current Vintage: 2011
Tempranillo 70% | Sangiovese 25% | Shiraz 5%
Alcohol 14.5 %
Source: Entirely produced from vines grown at Pindarie. The Tempranillo is grown on shallow rocky limestone soil to enhance concentration. The Sangiovese is grown on an easterly facing slope consisting of red brown earth and limestone.
Winemaking: The Tempranillo was co-fermented with Sangiovese from the vineyard in small fermenters and later blended with 5% Shiraz. This wine spent only 9 months in aged French oak to ensure upfront fruit flavour and soft, but drying ‘savoury’ tannins. Special care is taken not to over oak the wine to maintain varietal fruit integrity. Depending on the vintage, the wine may remain in oak as little as 6 months or up to 10 months.
Cellaring: Now until 2016
Style: Medium bodied. Our thinking, as we bring together Spanish, Italian and French varieties, is the attraction of a Mediterranean blend. The alluring aromas of black cherries and blackberries entice you from the start. These aromas combined with a rich earthy flavour abound in the palate and combined with elegant refined tannins, give this wine life, length and longevity. A complex nose which is more evident on the palate where the upfront fruit of the Sangiovese is complemented by the velvet layered tannins of the Tempranillo and Shiraz complementing each other in an intriguing delicious blend.
Cuisine matching: Of course an ideal dish evokes southern France, Tuscany or Spain, rich in herbs, olive oil and tomato, but “Bar Rossa” is really a great Mediterranean all-rounder.
“Bar Rossa” is a Trademark of Pindarie Pty Ltd.