Winemaker Ian Little spent years of his childhood in Argentina and has returned many times since to explore its wine regions. So when Ian & Suzanne decided to have some fun with a new label the signature varieties of Argentina were always the natural choice.
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.
Fine acidity from the Graciano with well integrated tannins from the Tempranillo and Shiraz. 95 points Huon Hooke, 95 points Halliday, Gold Medal HV Wine Show 2018 & 2019
Made in the ‘joven’ style which translates to young in Spanish and refers to wines generally drunk within one or two years of release. It shows vibrant red currant fruit aromas with spice and cherry fruits. The wine is beautifully medium bodied and perfect for the warmer months ahead.
Our first release of Barbera under the Little Gem label from the fantastic 2018 vintage. Brooding aromas of blood plum and dark jubes. The palate is filled with delicious, plush fruit characters of currant and blackberry supported by warm, velvety 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.
Matured for 12 months to add tannins, structure and spice, this wine has concentrated cassis, black fruit and classic cigar box notes. The concentrated fruit sweetness is perfectly balanced with hallmark acidity and tannins which ensure long term ageing. This is a fantastic example of how great Hunter Cabernet can be.
Originating from France, Petit Verdot is a late ripening variety that suits Australia’s dry, sunny climate perfectly. Although it has long been used as a blending component, it is increasingly being given the chance show its true colours as a varietal wine.
Grown on a small block adjacent to the Belford winery, in 2018 drought led to low yields and a small but intensively flavoured parcel of grapes. The resulting wine is fragrant, fresh and juicy with savoury dark berry fruit, lavender and rosemary with a lovely supple acidity.