Suzanne Little was previously winemaker for Rosemount Estate where she was responsible for their range of premium Chardonnay. Her aim with the Little Gem is to make an approachable Chardonnay that is balanced and delicious.
Silkman won Best Chardonnay in Australia for their 2014 Reserve in the Halliday Chardonnay Challenge and this vintage follows on beautifully. Very much in the contemporary style of Hunter Chardonnay; elegant, restrained French oak, lean mineral fruit characters, persistence of flavour.
The Littles' signature rosé style is made from Sangiovese grapes producing a unique, silky yet savoury wine. Made in the drier, European style, this is the perfect lunchtime wine.
Hints of rose petal and Turkish delight. A dry style Rosé with a refreshing and zesty finish.
Sangiovese wines are elegant and forceful with alluring aromas of plum, fresh cherry and earthy flavours. This one is grown on Mount Canobolas in the Orange region. The cooler growing conditions have resulted in an elegant medium bodied wine with bright fruit characters and fine dusty tannins.
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.
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 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.
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.