Sourced from several vineyards in Victoria, a wine region in south-eastern Australia.
The grapes are harvested at night to preserve freshness. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at a temperature of 14-16 degrees. After fermentation, the wine is left to mature on lees (‘sur lie’). This softens the wine and gives it extra complexity. The wine then matures further on stainless steel tanks with brief wood contact.
The quirky Barramundi brand, from Australia’s Murray-Darling, stands for fruity, no-nonsense wines with excellent value for money. Wines that understand the needs of the market, but also the true meaning of Australia: “don’t make life too difficult!”. In the glass, this translates into pleasant wines from Pinot Noir, Shiraz, Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio, among others.
Barramundi is the Aboriginal name for a large river perch, found in Australia’s two largest rivers: the Murray and the Darling. The two rivers meet in the Murray-Darling district of the same name, where the winery is situated. The vineyards are located around Victoria, which is known as the ultimate ‘backpacking’ area. The famous Terra Rossa soils make sunny Victoria seem even warmer than it already is. That is probably also where the laidback mentality of the Aussies comes from that Barramundi has taken inspiration for its labels and branding, developed in collaboration with iconic Australian artist Ken Done.
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