2015 MCA Barbera

$29.00 per bottle

Bimbadgen Wines represent creativity, uniqueness and the desire to look beyond tradition. These values, shared by the Museum of Contemporary Art, form the basis of a unique partnership from which these specially labelled wines are born.

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  • Colour

    Dark Cherry Red.

  • Nose

    Red cherries, red currants with hints of vanilla and Christmas Spice.

  • Palate:

    Red currant and dark cherry fruits supple oak and plush tannins.

  • Source

    Angullong Vineyard, Orange, NSW.

  • Vinification

    Two day cold soak prior to being hand plunged in open fermenters. Pressed and racked into a 2000L Foudre, 20% into new French oak, balance into old French oak. Malolactic fermentation over six weeks.

  • Blending

    N/A

  • Aging

    15 months in Foudre, new and old oak barriques and puncheons.

  • Bottling

    18th July, 2016

VarietalAlcoholCellaring PotentialHarvest DateOakpHTA
Barbera14.0%5+ years10th March 2015100% French Foudre, Puncheon & Barrique3.526.6g/L

The 2015 vintage in Orange was one of the better vintages in recent years. An early start to spring and an ideal growing season pre-Christmas, with moderate maximum temperatures and timely rain to move growth along. Favourable weather post-Christmas allowed fruit to develop in its own time and for harvest to proceed without issue.