2017 Smallfry Barossa Valley Joven
|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||A lot going on and, as is common to so many Smallfry wines, fresh and juicy. Tempranillo sourness balanced against the sweetness of Garnacha with Monastrell, Bastardo and Tinta Amerilla filling out the back palate. The main focus of this wine is juicy red fruits and bright flavours. A versatile food wine to be enjoyed with red meats or chicken or a steaming plate of paella. Happy to be served chilled on a hot day. Vegan friendly.|
|Tasting Note||Red fruits - Juicy - Spice|