We are humbled and grateful that our 2016 Barbera was recognised by The Wine Selector Magazine as one of their top 50 wines in 2018.
Journalist Matt White wrote a glowing review which is as follows:
"First Ridge are dedicated to showcasing Italian varietals grown in their Mudgee vineyard and we think their Barbera is a benchmark for the region. Medium to deep red in the glass, their 2016 vintage features a beautiful nose displaying cherry and current perfume. The palate is generous, dark and brooding, as you'd expect from a classic expression of the variety, with a massive core of dark fruit, prune and black olive and rich assertive tannins".
Although the 2016 Barbera is likely to sell out in the not too distant future, our 2017 and 2018 vintages are just as promising and delicious.
We hope those of you who have purchased a bottle or two have enjoyed it as much as we have enjoyed making it.