Typically deep in colour for the variety, the bouquet is savoury and rugged, with anise, fennel, roasted meat and liqueur soaked dark plums; the palate is full of serious intent, again showing deep and dark black fruits, with the acidity playing a pivotal role as this low tannin variety provides fine fruit of thrust and cut rather than rugged and drying tannin to conclude; think game and braises and you are on your way to heaven.
Dal Zotto Barbera 2014
Grape Variety – Barbera
Region – King Valley, Victoria
Vintage – 2014
Winery – Dal Zotto
Profile – Dark black fruits, light/medium bodied, ripe, juicy
Dal Zotto is regarded as one of the stand-out wineries in the King Valley region, and the importance of family is at its heart. The business is now lead by the second generation of Dal Zotto’s – Michael and Christian. But it was patriarch Otto Dal Zotto with his wife Elena that inspired the vision of the business. Their approach combines the best of traditional Italian methods alongsidevmore modern, ‘new-world’ winemaking techniques. With the expansion of the winery in 1994 came the opportunity for Otto to introduce Italian varietals into the vineyard – barbera, sangiovese, pinot grigio, arneis and, importantly, prosecco – a varietal and wine style that is the foundation of Otto’s Italian hometown, and now the signature wine of the Dal Zotto range.