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.
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 capable of producing a variety of styles depending on climate and winemaking technique.
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.
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.