2018 The Drift Estate ‘Gift Horse’

£53.20 / Per Bottle

The wine is densely purple in colour. It’s a full-on nose, packed with concentrated black types of fruit like mulberry and ridiculously ripe cherry. But it’s the spice and herbaciousness that marks this wine as different. The wine is rich, but fresh, with clean, refreshing acidity and soft, luscious tannins. If cellared correctly this vintage will live for twenty years easily, but is drinking very well now because of the softness of the wine crafting.

60 in stock

Certified Single Vineyard Barbera

Winemaker’s notes

  • Vinification and Winemaking

Picked on 22 February 2021; destemmed under CO2 to open top stainless steel fermenter; Cold soak at <12°C for 4 days with daily pump overs under CO2; warm up; natural fermentation without added yeast lasted 4 days with 3-4 x daily gentle punch downs; post fermentation maceration followed, pressed using a traditional basket press. Light rack to barrel after 24 hours settling; matured in oak barrels for 14 months. 3 rackings prior to course sheet filtration before bottling in 20 May 2022.


Go Hearty – Venison with porcini mushrooms. BBQ Wagyu steak or Braised butter beans. Also loves any blue cheese.

Can be enjoyed now or will benefit from further cellaring for 10-15 years.

Tim Atkin SA Report 2022 91
Decanter World Wine Awards 2022 Bronze – 88

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