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2018 Barbera Texas High Plains

2018 Barbera Texas High Plains
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$26.00
/ 750ml
SKU: 18BATX750

The Texas High Plains is the second largest AVA in Texas, comprising roughly 8 million acres in west Texas, mostly south of the panhandle region.  The eastern border of the Texas High Plains AVA follows the 3000 ft. elevation contour line along the Caprock Escarpment, the steep transitional zone separating the High Plains from the lower plains to the east.  The elevation within the Texas High Plains gradually increases from 3,000 ft. to 4,100 ft. in the northwest portion of the AVA.  This positioning provides an environment of long, hot dry summer days, which allow the grapes to mature and ripen to proper sugar levels, and cool evenings and nights, which help set the grape’s acidity levels.  Grapes and wine have been produced in this region since the mid-1970’s and vineyards here have become the major grape supplier to wineries throughout the state.  There are over 75 Wine Grape Varietals planted in the High Plains AVA, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Chenin Blanc, Gewurztraminer, Grenache, Merlot, Malbec, Dolcetto, Mourvèdre, Sangiovese, Tempranillo, and Viognier.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Barbera
Appellation
Texas High Plains
Acid
0.64
pH
3.82
Bottling Date
5/10/2019
Alcohol %
14.6
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Barbera has moderate tannins with notes of blackberry, cherry, and raspberries.
Winemaker Notes
Barbera is a wonderful Italian grape that is doing well in the Texas High Plains. We ferment Barbera in bins so we can perform punchdowns twice a day to ensure full extraction of tannins and phenolics for a balanced, fruit-forward wine and then age Barbera in both new and older French Oak Barrels.
Food Pairing Notes
Barbera pairs well with rich dark meets, rich, aromatic cheeses such as blue cheese, and braised vegetables, spiced chicken or pork.
Production
178 cases
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