Little Giant Barossa Shiraz (6pk)
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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: Little Giant Shiraz is crafted from fruit sourced from select premium vineyards of both the Barossa Valley and Eden Valley. Picked in the cool of the morning to retain freshness, the fruit is de-stemming and fermented in stainless steel tanks. The wine then spent nine moths in used large format French and American oak barrels to build structure whilst softening the palate and develop flavour complexity without overt extraction of oak characters.
Vintage 2020: It will be remembered for high quality across the Barossa in 2020 but yields were down. This was in pat due to temperamental spring weather and a hot, ddry summer. Althought the yields were affected by the heatwave of December and January, prudent growers managed this well with careful irrigation and maintaining soil moisture. The quality of the resulting fruit was concentrated and exceptional.
Tasting Note: The Little Giant Shiraz continues to be the favourite in the Wombat family. The wine shows chocolate and mocha characters and the addition of spicier more elegant fruit of the cooloer Eden Valley, adds aromatic lift, interest and freshness. This is a contempoary Barossa Shiraz having pent maturation time in older oak adding subtle vanilla and earty nuances. There's softness on the finish while maintaining freshness and vibrancy. Pair with a chargrilled steak with a peppercorn sauce.