Seaview is not a name that you would normally expect to see associated with Italian-style red wines being now more top of mind for inexpensive sparkling wine. There are a growing number of labels offering ‘winemaker project’ style wines, Taylors has a great range of these, and I recently discovered that Seaview stablemate Rosemount has some smart wines in their ‘Nursery’ range. This Barbera is one of the better wines in the Seaview Italian varietal range and offers good value drinking.
Toasty earth, cinnamon and raspberry red fruit stretch along the juicy fruit length. Medium body and supple tannins give this wine some smooth personality that makes an amiable companion to food. Can’t go past it at that price…
Date: January 2013 Price: $12 Value: $$$ Drink: Now – 3 years