Prometheus Barbera 2021
This prolific Italian variety is making a mark here. Popular in Piedmont, this one is from the Riverland and exhibits the typical contrast the variety offers – lots of colour, vibrant acidity, good flavour and weight yet gentle, soft tannins. The flavours here are to the warm earth end of the spectrum. Dry herbs and cherries with hints of roast meats. It is a pleasing style and there is probably no reason not to enjoy it over the next 6 to 12 months but if a bottle or two got lost in the cellar for an extra year, it would not be the end of the world.