Entries open for Barbera tasting

Australian-made Barberas will be put under the spotlight in a forthcoming tasting being conducted by the Wine & Viticulture Journal.

Entries are now being sought for the tasting which comes at a time when Italian Barberas are experiencing increasing popularity in Australia.

The Wine & Viticulture Journal last tasted Australian Barberas in 2013 which included entries from vintages 2009 through to 2012.

At that time, the tasting panel noted that while the vast majority of the entries exhibited typical Barbera characteristics, the acid in a few of them stuck out a little too much and some showed signs of premature ageing. There was also a discussion about a lack of primary fruit characters.

There are currently around 100 Australian producers of Barbera and they are invited to enter wines in the WVJ’s tasting via our online entry form which can be found here.

Submissions close on Friday 2 April.

The results of the tasting will be published in the Winter 2021 issue of the WVJ.


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