Chrismont `La Zona` Barbera 2014 (12 x 750mL), King Valley, VIC.

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Overview

When we planted Barbera in the ground of our Upper King Valley vineyard in 1984, little did we know that the variety would become the foundation of Chrismont, and a first for King Valley. Today, we continue to develop our distinct style through meticulous grape growing and winemaking, spurred on by the Australian wine drinker’s love of Italian flavours.

Region:
VIC - Other Victorian
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

The colour is a rich purple with crimson edges.

Aroma

The 2014 La ZONA Barbera exhibits fragrant aromas of blackberries, plums and spice.

Palate

As a mediumbodied wine, the La Zona Barbera has great intensity in the glass. The palate is full; spicy plumy, with blackberry and chocolate notes, nicely rounded out by toasty vanilla oak, balanced by mouth-watering acidity and fine tannins.

Cellaring Potential

Drink now or age to 2019+.

Food Matching

The wine is ideally paired with tomato based pasta dishes, slow-cooked lamb shanks, braised veal or pizza.

Vintage
2014
Region
VIC - Other Victorian
Grape Style
Other Red Varietals
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

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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