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.
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.