Sangiovese wines are elegant and forceful with alluring aromas of plum, fresh cherry and earthy flavours. This one is grown on Mount Canobolas in the Orange region. The cooler growing conditions have resulted in an elegant medium bodied wine with bright fruit characters and fine dusty tannins.
Sangiovese is one of the oldest known varieties in the world. This Sangiovese is a perfect example of this accessible, ready to drink style; perfectly medium bodied with red fruit flavours and a deliciously savoury finish.
Barbera is a medium bodied wine with aromas of dried cherry and plums. The beautiful savoury flavours on the palate are followed by a firm acidity and lingering soft tannins.
They say Barbera is the most food friendly variety in the world. We agree - with its plush fruit characters of currants and blackberries and its soft, supple tannins this is a wine that is dangerously more-ish.
This blend was pioneered in the Hunter Valley in the early part of last century and is currently enjoying a welcome renaissance. Elegantly structured, the blend provides a wonderful complexity with the rich earthy tones of Hunter Valley Shiraz with the vibrancy of Pinot Noir.
Tempranillo is a Spanish variety that is very well suited to the Hunter Valley. Varietal character of green olives, spice and a hint of tobacco with lush liquorice and cherry fruits. Tempranillo (from the Spanish temprano, meaning early) is a relative newcomer to Australia, and is capable of producing a variety of styles depending on climate and winemaking technique. The 2017 Tempranillo is a wine that is powerful yet elegant, showcasing how well suited this variety is to the Hunter Valley.
Originally an experimental field blend this is now a regular in the Little Wine Co stable. Grown side by side the Shiraz (88%) and Tempranillo (12%) were co-harvested and co-fermented. Vibrant dark berry fruit and a smooth palate make this a delicious, easy-drinking style.
Winemaker Ian Little spent years of his childhood in Argentina and has returned many times since to explore its wine regions. So when Ian went looking for a new variety to explore, Malbec, as the signature variety of Argentina, was always the natural choice.
Hunter Valley (60%) and McLaren Vale (40%). The savoury flavours of Hunter Valley shiraz merge with the rich, plum fruit of McLaren Vale. A great easy drinking style.
This Shiraz is from dry-gown 49-year-old vines, producing an elegant, fruit driven wine. It is bright cherry red in the glass with aromas of dried herbs, violets and cherry vanilla. The palate is medium weight showing lovely red berries, with a juicy persistence of flavour and silky soft tannins.