Little Giant 'Little Batch' Cabernet Malbec (6pk)
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Winemaker: Nicholas Crampton
Pack Size: 6 Bottle Pack
Summary: The southern hairy-nose wombat is smaller than other wombats but is stocky, robust and the proud state emblem of South Australia. Like the might of the little wombat, Little Giant is crafted from premium regional South Australian fruit from established vineyards that deliver character and interest well above their size and weight.
Hand-crafted and made with minimal additions and preservatives, these are wines made of the vineyard. The grapes are picked at optimal ripeness, minimally handled in the winery and fruit vibrancy is not hidden by non-essential artifact. Seeking first and foremost fruit expression, drinkability and to be a great accompaniment to food. Don’t let the size fool you, these are wines you’ll want to drink.
Winemaking: Sourced from a vineyard on the Western Boundary of the Barossa Valley, famous for growing rich and well-structured wines. Matured for 4 months in 300 litre hogshead barrels before being blended and bottled.
Vintage 2021: It will be remembered for high quality across the Barossa in 2020 but yields were down. This was in part due to temperamental spring weather and a hot, dry summer. Altough the yields were affected by the heatwave of December and January, prudent growers managed this well with careful irrigation and maintaining soil moisture. The resulting fruit, (though less of it) was concentrated and exceptional.
Tasting Note: Surprisingly Cabernet Sauvignon from the Western Ridge of the Barossa Valley make more medium weighted styles. Blending Malbec with this type of Cabernet Sauvignon provides the structure and body to the wine. Cabernet provides a lovely spice, cedar and dried herb undertone to the wine, while the Malbec adds blue fruits and chiselled tannins. Pair with a ribe eye steak.
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Bottle Barcode: 9344154016267
Carton Barcode: 9344154016274