The 2012 Barbera possesses deep color, exotic fruit and floral aromas, a juicy mouth-feel, and solid acidity. Our 2012 is one of the most full-bodied Barberas we’ve ever made, yet its expressive fruit will take your mind off any sensation of young tannin and is best enjoyed within 3-4 years of the vintage. The 2012 vintage is a benchmark of why we planted 6 acres of Barbera in DCV.
Varietal & Vineyard:
We now have 6 acres of Barbera planted in two blocks, located on our winery ranch. All of the vines are grafted on 420-A and RG rootstock, which are both used in Europe due to its low-vigor. Our original Barbera block was planted in 1998, and we subsequently planted 4 more acres gradually since then. All of our vines are densely planted to 4’ x 6’ spacing.