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.
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.
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.
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.
Co-fermenting 5% Viognier with 95% Shiraz generates a magical combination of gentle dark fruit and floral perfume aromas of rose-petal and warm dark spice.
The best Shiraz from the Little Wine Co from the best vintage. This Little Gem release is seamless & silky with voluptuous layers of fruit and oak flavours with a core of cassis and berry flavours.
A delicious single vineyard Shiraz from Damien & Jodie and what a grand, juicy wine it is! A powerful vintage producing a wine with flavour, silky tannins and a savoury edge.
A traditional medium bodied Hunter Valley Shiraz. Aromas of cherries and mulberries are layered over delicate notes of dried spice and toasty oak
From the fantastic 2017 vintage. Bright forest berries with a hint of white pepper through to a rich but elegant wine. Great natural acidity adds another level of complexity and makes for a mouthwatering aftertaste.