Chrismont `La Zona` Barbera 2012 (12 x 750mL ), King Valley, VIC.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

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$239.88 per case
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Overview

This medium bodied wine has great intensity in the glass, clean and fresh red fruits such as cherries, raspberries and plums are underpinned by flavours of liquorice, leather and a hint of spice. Aromas of roasted meats and earth combine with plums, spices and liquorice notes on the palate with an evident bright acidity.

Fine ripe tannins carry elegantly through the palate with an excellent juicy and savoury finish.

Region:
VIC - King Valley
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Deep red in hue

Aroma/Palate

The 2011 La Zona Barbera is a more feminine, lighter style wine than its previous vintages. This medium bodied wine has great intensity in the glass, clean and fresh red fruits such as cherries, raspberries and plums are underpinned by flavours of liquorice, leather and a hint of spice. Aromas of roasted meats and earth combine with plums, spices and liquorice notes on the palate with an evident bright acidity. Fine ripe tannins carry elegantly through the palate with an excellent juicy and savoury finish.

Cellaring

Drink now or aged to 2017+.

Vintage
2012
Region
VIC - King Valley
Grape Style
Other Red Varietals
Closure Type
Screwcap closure

Winery Profile

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The Chrismont story starts in Italy in the 1920s where Arnie's father Arnold (right) grew up in the small town of Noarna in the Trentino region near the Austrian border. One of ten children, Arnold grew up on a farm that had grape vines and a small orchard. His father was a share farmer and they lived as caretakers in the majestic Castel Noarna, rebuilt in the 11th century from its own ruins after a probable previous life as a fortification during the Roman era. The castle sat amid the steep Trentino terrain, dominating Noarna and the surrounding area of Vallagarina.

Arnold set sail for Australia in 1952 and settled in the North East Victoria town of Myrtleford, helping a migrant Italian family on their tobacco farm. It didn’t take long before a number of Arnold's brothers settled in Australia, too. The four decided to join forces to start a tobacco growing business with Arnold in charge. From a small share-farming plantation, Arnold grew it into the largest tobacco growing enterprise in the Southern Hemisphere within eight years; the height of the business came in the mid-1960s. When the Australian Government introduced a quota system to the tobacco industry severely constraining tobacco production, the brothers were rendered bankrupt overnight.

Following discussions with John and Peter Brown in 1979, Arnold and Arnie received a ten-year contract to supply grapes to Brown Brothers of Milawa, thus embarking on a journey full of the trademark Chrismont passion and drive.

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