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Small Victories Shiraz

Small Victories Shiraz

750ml
EDEN VALLEY | VINTAGE 2021

WINEMAKER COMMENTS

We are really excited about our Eden Valley Shiraz. The slightly higher altitude of the vineyard means cooler nights and less intense maximum daytime temperatures allow great aromatic presence and a nervy fine tannin profile. All the hallmark flavours are here, wrapped up in a delicious youthful, savoury and vibrant package.

– Cheers, Jules

$27.00

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Wine Details

Style spicy and juicy with a serious note
Aroma vibrant spiced plums and ever-present musk
Palate sweetness of popping raspberry tart balanced with savoury texture, a velvety tannin profile punctuated with musk and just a hint of fresh oak
Drink whenever the moment calls for a punchy red!
Food hard to go past a rare beef fillet or enjoy with a hard cheese such as Mimolette

Vineyard

Variety Shiraz
Vineyard Elderton vineyard, Craneford, Eden Valley
Soil shallow sandy loam over rocks typical of Eden Valley

Winemaking

Season a long, dry and moderate summer allowed us to make all harvest decisions purely on berry ripeness. Therefore the resulting wine has a wonderful freshness and vibrancy.
Winemaking a hand-picked whole bunch component was spread over the base of the open fermenter before putting the destemmed portion on top. Cool fermentation with pumpovers for 10 days before pressing and immediate transfer on solids to seasoned French oak.
Maturation the last throws of fermentation and malolactic fermentation were on lees in oak followed by further maturation in seasoned French oak. 7 months total time in oak.
ALC/VOL 14.5%

Reviews / Awards

The wine’s an inviting deep, inky purple in the glass and offers an abundance of blackberry, black plum, and black cherry aromas, with a rich note of dark chocolate and hint of black pepper. Full-bodied and ripe, the black fruits are framed by liquorice, and savoury cedar oak notes from maturation in seasoned French oak. This is chewy, ripe, and intense, and finishes with fruit-driven length that carries on and on, and lovely dusty tannins. Fabulous with a Mongolian lamb stir-fry too. -Melissa Moore, winepilot.com
Lots of fun factor with this juicy little number! This comes from a slightly cooler vineyard in the Eden Valley with shallow sandy loam over rocks. It certainly grabs your attention from colour through to the bursting aromas and ripe but fresh flavours and intensity. The deep purple hue is preceded by whopping amounts of violets and crushed rose petals, next to blueberry and ripe black plum notes. It’s medium to full bodied and there’s some cherry ripe action happening on the palate with firm grip and fine, powdery tannins. Seamless and silky with a soft touch and generosity of fruit, this is great drinking now but one that would stand up in the cellar. Firing up the BBQ with some sticky pork ribs. -Matt Dunne, winepilot.com
A core of blackberry and raspberry runs smoothly out on the palate with light, easygoing drinkability the end game. - Nick Stock, JamesSuckling.com
A purple-hued, slurpy whole-bunch shiraz from fruit sourced in Craneford in the Eden Valley. Aged for 7 months in old French oak. Vibrant and vivid characters of super-ripe plums with high tones of raspberry and blueberry, hints of exotic spice, musk, jasmine and licorice. Boisterous and exuberant with super-pure fruit and chalky tannins. Put simply, it's about plummy joyful consumption without pretence. -'Special Value' - Dave Brookes, Halliday's Wine Companion
The Small Victories Shiraz is a beautifully youthful, savoury and vibrant wine. Notes of raspberry and blackberry are balanced by spice and finished off by lovely velvety tannins. This wine is a taste sensation, delivering vibrant fruit upfront, then a lovely softer finish with a hint of oak influence. It’s the kind of wine you can keep going back to sip after sip and unpacking more. This wine is the perfect drop for enjoying with friends over a BBQ. The sort of wine that is sure to be a crowd pleaser for everyone. -Ella, The Cheeky Vino blog and @thecheekyvino