Gift Horse Barbera 2017
Driven by a desire to make individual, superb quality wines with exceptional character, The Drift wines are carefully crafted by winemaker Bruce Jack using only grapes grown on the Overberg Highland's farm. The Gift Horse Barbera 2017 is made from the northern Italian staple variety, Barbera, and for many, this wine is the very essence of The Drift Farm. Made from a single vineyard, this red wine is bottled only when the grapes yielded are spectacular. The wine is rich and alluring, with scents of mulberry, black cherry, white pepper and fynbos herbs. On the palate it is ripe and opulent yet superbly balanced, with supple tannins, bright acidity and a long, spicy finish. This wine drinks very well currently because of the softness of the wine crafting, but if cellared correctly, this vintage will live for the next twenty years with ease.
Enjoyed this wine with vitello tonnato as well as grass-fed rib eye with a dusting of pepper.