A very welcome return of this beautiful variety to the Little Wine Co. Petit Verdot has long been used as a blending component it is increasingly being given the chance show its true colours as a varietal wine.
Our first release of Barbera under the Little Gem label from the fantastic 2018 vintage. Brooding aromas of blood plum and dark jubes. The palate is filled with delicious, plush fruit characters of currant and blackberry supported by warm, velvety tannins.
It's slightly perfumed, slightly minerally and very tasty. With a richly textured palate and a touch of residual sweetness that is characteristic of the Pinot Gris style. Perfect white for salads and seafood.
Little Gem wines are only produced in outstanding vintages, with the vines producing grapes of exceptional quality and balance. This wine is vivacious and zesty in its youth and will develop into a rich and complex wine with age.
This block is normally blended with Shiraz but in 2017 the juice was so delicious Ian & Suzanne decided to release a small volume under their Little Gem label. Made in a beautifully crisp, zippy style this is simply a lovely drink.