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JR Classic Barbera 2018
Jordan River Wines
Region: Mafraq Plateau
Country:Jordan
Awards

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Tasting Notes

A medium-bodied wine with a ruby color. Beautiful aromas of blackberries and plums with interesting hints of black pepper and cinnamon. On the palate, delicious flavors of red fruits with a great fresh, crisp finish.
Varieties

Barbera is a red Italian wine grape variety that produces good yields and is known for deep colour, full body, low tannins and high levels of acid. When young, the wines offer a very intense aroma of fresh red cherries and blackberries. In the lightest versions, notes of cherries, raspberries and blueberries; and with notes of blackberry and black cherries in wines made of more ripe grapes. Many producers employ the use of toasted oak barrels, which provides for increased complexity and aging potential. The lightest versions are generally known for flavours and aromas of fresh and dried fruit.
Region

Located on a remarkable landscape atop the Mafraq Plateau, at an altitude of 840 meters. At some point in antiquity, an extinct volcano (Jabal-Al-Arab) poured out fields of basaltic lava over the Mountain Heights Plateau, an area that is Jordan’s most fertile region. The Jordanian climate, with over 330 sunny days yearly, coupled with dry summers and constant breezes, is ideal for grapes and vines. Vast diurnal shifts between day and nighttime temperatures allow the vines to rest, which enhances the characteristics and retains balance of the varieties.
Vineyard

Over 40 types of world-renowned vines, of the best quality, thrive in the mineral rich volcanic soil of the Basalt Desert. Not knowing what works in Jordan, all forty are growing in this ideal mixture, ultimately producing elegant wines. The rain and melting snow, flowing off the 1800m-high Jabal Al-Arab, travel under the volcanic desert surface and accumulate in 400-meters deep aquifers. This water is brought to the surface and used to supply the 120 hectares of ‘dry-farmed’ vineyards.
Winemaking

Fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel.

Wine Type: Red

Variety: Barbera

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Appellation: Mafraq Plateau

Gradient: 840 masl

Soil: Volcanic basalt

Farming Practices: Dry farmed from aquifers 400 metres beneath the vineyards.

Residual Sugar: n/a

Alcohol: 13.5

Malolactic: n/a

Botte Size: 750 ml

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Other Practices: Sustainable