A traditional an Italian varietal, Barbera thrives in the warm arid conditions of Eastern Washington. A portion of this Barbera was fermented in a combination of open top bins and stainless steel. After fermentation, the wine was aged in Neutral oak barrels for approximately 8 months, and then in stainless steel to preserve the excellent fruit character, for an additional 18 months. The resulting wine has a deep color, with low tannin and moderately high acidity. Floral aromas of lavender are present with flavors and aromas of blackberry and plum.
Desert Wind Winery Vineyard, Wahluke Slope, WA
98% Barbera, 2% Cabernet Sauvignon
Harvested on November 1st-10th, 2016
Mix of stainless-steel fermentation & open top bins. Aged in neutral oak barrels & stainless steel.
Alcohol 13.65 % | TA 0.675 g/100ml | pH 3.79-R.S.:<0.1%