Wednesday, June 27, 2018
ICEBERGS BAR X BAG IN BOX
ICEBERGS DINING ROOM AND BAR LAUNCHES ITS FIRST BAG IN BOX COLLABORATION WITH A BIO-DYNAMIC BARBERA FROM PIEMONTE
2016 Barbera ‘Terzini’, Piemonte Italy
This is the first of several bag in box collaborations we have coming through as we endeavour to change the prejudice against cask wine. With increasing wine prices from both Europe and Australia we are looking at ways of keeping wines that are well farmed and direct from producers under ten dollars a glass. It’s getting harder to find wines that offer both good provenance, quality and value. In particular the lower priced wines tend to have an ingredients list that raises eyebrows.
This first multi vintage blend we have collaborated with is from Carussin a Piemontese producer that farms bio-dynamically, exclusively imported by Giorgio de Maria Fun Wines. It is made from 100% Barbera d'Asti predominantly from the 2016 vintage with no additions aside from a low dose of sulphur at packaging. The quality of wine is DOCG Barbera d’Asti, however we asked the producer to declassify the wine to make the price point even more accessible.
The Barbera genuinely offers a sense of place and reflects the grower who produced it, which is such a rarity in a cask wine in Australia. We are excited to offer this to our clients at $9 a glass.
“I love the idea of making great wine accessible. Anything that can make well farmed wine from revered regions such as Piemonte more affordable with less edifice the better. This bio-dynamically grown Barbera is an example of working with the farmer to reduce the footprint and costs of the wine on the way to Australia, makes the wine more affordable.” – James Hird, Group Sommelier (The Dolphin Hotel, Icebergs Dining Room and Bar, Da Orazio Pizza + Porchetta, Bondi Beach Public Bar, The Bucket List, Hotel Harry)
In addition to the Barbera we are currently working on a Rose, White and Orange wine with several producers to release in the upcoming months. It’s wonderful to begin these collaborations and hopefully break down some of the ill will against bag in box.
AVAILABLE FROM MONDAY 25TH JUNE
Icebergs Bar – 1 Notts Avenue, Bondi Beach
Da Orazio Pizza + Porchetta – Shop LG09 The Hub 75-79 Hall St, Bondi Beach Bondi Beach Public Bar – 80 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach
The Dolphin Hotel – 412 Crown Street, Surry Hills