Matavino Barbera di Matakana (2019)

From one of Italy's most widely planted red wine varieties – especially in Piedmont – the bold 2019 vintage (4.5*) was grown at Matakana and matured in an Italian clay amphora. Dark and robust (15 per cent alcohol), it is a powerful, youthful, characterful red with strong, plummy, spicy flavours, fresh acidity, considerable complexity and good tannin backbone. Likely to be long-lived, it's well worth cellaring to 2023+.

Details

Type: Red Wines
Variety: Barbera
Vintage: 2019
Overall Rating for All Vintages Tasted: ★★★★✰ – 4.5 Stars
Price: $50 NZD
Sweetness: DRY
Value for Money: –V

Buyer’s Guide Edition: 2022

The overall rating for quality is Tentative, as Michael has only reviewed a small number of vintages of this particular wine.

When to drink: 2023

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