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.
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.
This blend was pioneered in the Hunter Valley in the early part of last century and is currently enjoying a welcome renaissance. Elegantly structured, the blend provides a wonderful complexity with the rich earthy tones of Hunter Valley Shiraz with the vibrancy of Pinot Noir.
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.
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.
Distinctive floral notes of violets and potpourri, the 2017 vintage has provided a pretty, perfumed red and blue fruited frame, and a lengthy, supple tannin profile. The deliciously intense mid palate provides some awesome current drinking appeal.
A traditional medium bodied Hunter Valley Shiraz. Aromas of cherries and mulberries are layered over delicate notes of dried spice and toasty oak
Vibrantly aromatic in its red berry, savoury and earthy perfume. Great concentration of dark berried fruits, with a taut tannin profile that extends right through the length of the palate.
Kiss Shiraz is the pinnacle of Andrew Thomas' range and is something of a Hunter Valley Shiraz benchmark. Rich, powerful cassis fruit with classic structure and balance. Quite simply ... elegant and utterly seamless.
This wine showcases Semillon’s ability to produce a versatile range of styles. Made in a refreshing off-dry style, the fruit sweetness is beautifully balanced with a crisp lemon acidity and a subtle spritz.