2016 Smallfry Shiraz
|Region||Barossa Valley, SA|
|Status||Certified Organic/Biodynamic with Australian Certified Organic (ACO)|
Smallfry Wines is a partnership in business and life between Suzi Hilder and Wayne Ahrens. Both were born into the industry and have various trade and technical qualifications. That they are also foodies drives their winemaking down a certain path. Natural ferments, nil to minimal adjustment, old oak a soft hand in the cellar allows the vineyard to speak. The style is Euro, with an eye to balance and subtlety.The essential component is great fruit; they are lucky enough to own two very special vineyards, one in Eden Valley and the other in Vine Vale in the valley floor. The Eden Valley vineyard was established in 1994, while the Vine Vale block has been the Schlieb’s family seat for generations, with the last incumbent putting in 52 vintages before hanging up his snips.
|Wine||An elegant, spicy nose with developed, ripe, juniper berry characters and firm grainy tannins in the mouth. Very much a food orientated style, maturation in seasoned oak has integrated flavours without overpowering. Perfect night in wine as the weather gets cooler.|
|Tasting Note||Plums - Cinnamon - Cedar|