Hilltops Barberra

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HILLTOPS BARBERA


I wouldn't go so far as to say this is particularly weird any more, Barbera, as a variety, makes perfect sense, ticks all the right boxes: 

  • Barbera grows almost anywhere, plant it in concrete and it would still have a crack at producing fruit
  • Chemically, it's an easy wine to make as it has a great acid balance
  • Doesn't require any bells and whistles like new oak, bunches or time is the cellar to work itself out
  • Leans toward more savoury characters rather than being a fruit bomb
  • It's an Italian word that is easy to say, unlike chiacchiericcio, which funnily enough means idle chitchat

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