Wines Of The Season | Peter Drayton
A delicious anomaly
Not what you expect
The ‘Anomaly Series’ revels in the divergence from the expected. From the vineyard to the glass, Peter Drayton’s curiosity, drive and hard-won experience have led him to challenge convention, in cultivating and crafting wines from varieties beyond those that have made the Hunter Valley world-famous. Alternate varieties that are carving a niche for themselves; thriving and delivering with quality, consistency and verve.
anomaly barbera 2018
Medium purple in the glass with a nose of strawberry, raspberry, mulberry. On the palate, there’s fresh cherry, red currants, star anise, subtle tannins and bright acidity through to the finish.
Vintage 2018 arrived early after an early budburst in spring. A long, dry season resulted in virtually no disease pressure throughout the region. Winemakers were able to make picking decisions purely on when grapes displayed perfect ripeness. Cool nights allowed beautiful acid retention and concentrated varietal flavours.
The grapes were hand-picked at full ripeness and fermented under cool conditions using cultured aromatic yeast. The wine was placed in a mixture of used French oak barriques and puncheons where it matured for 12 months prior to bottling.
Savoury notes and high acidity make this the perfect pizza wine.
694 Hermitage Road, Pokolbin, NSW