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.
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.
In 2017 Suzanne & Ian trialled a new vineyard and made a little bit of everything to see how all the varieties performed. The result is this fun, experimental blend of Cabernet, Shiraz, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Delicious, full bodied and drinking beautifully.
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.
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.
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.
Aromas of blackberry and black currants, followed by a palate of cocoa and rich forest fruits. Fine tannins and subtle oak frame the fruit providing a fuller style of Hunter Valley Shiraz with lifted aromatics from the Mourvèdre.
The 2018 Old Vines is a single vineyard wine that is sumptuous and stylistically different to most Shiraz in the Valley. It is medium bodied, super elegant, fruit driven and bright cherry red in the glass.
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.