Little Giant McLaren Vale Grenache (6pk)
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Region: McLaren Vale
Winemaker: Corey Ryan & Jim Zerella
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 artefact. 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 Grenache was crafted from a combination of older and younger vine Grenache vineyards within Seaview and Willunga. Small 3-5 tonne batches of high quality hand-picked fruit were fermented separately in open top fermenters. Minimal daily plunging ensued to gently build colour and the tannin profile without over extraction before being transferred partially to older oak and the remainder to stainless steel tank for maturation prior to blending and bottling.
2019 Vintage: 2019 was a stand out for the region.The growing season started dry and continued that way, it was in fact one of the driest on record so understandably yields were down but the quality was excellent. The reds from the season show intense dark colours, generous flavours, solid tannins and great concentratoon. 2019 will be a vintage to enjoy now or cellar in the medium to long term.
Tasting Note: The Little Giant Grenache just goes from strength to strength. A wine that is both mouth-filling yet medium weight with ripe fruited intensity. Vital red and dark berry fruit underpineed by hints of chocolate and integrated oak. The palate delivers tight-knit tannins and delivers a lasting flavour of berries, vanilla and fresh spice flavours. Perfect with barbecued chicken and Moroccan style cous cous.
The below information is available for stockists of this product.
Bottle Barcode: 9344154012481
Carton Barcode: 9344154012528