This wine pairs beautifully with seafood, chicken, and veal. Two of my favourite matches at home are Tunisian Lemon Chicken and Marmite Dieppoise, a rich creamy shellfish and fish stew from Normandy perfect for the middle of winter.
A dry winter and spring along with record warmth in October saw the vines race to another very early harvest. Flowering and fruit-set was uninterrupted, leading to better than average yields statewide. Yields were up on recent years, but such was vine health that almost all blocks looked balanced. The summer was the warmest on the record, thanks to consistently mild temperatures (and relatively few hot days).
This wine will pair beautifully with Asian inspired dishes, duck, and salmon
2 x Sew and Sew 2016 Adelaide Hills Chardonnay.
2 x Sew and Sew 2014 Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir.
2 x Sew and Sew 2015 Adelaide Hills Syrah.
Loaded with chocolate and dark fruit goodness, this Shiraz will age gracefully with ease. The mouth is coated generously, the acid structure indicating a long life ahead too.
Wood and baking type spices add further levels of complexity, though the cedary oak does protrude more than I had hoped. It settled in ensuing days - and that’s when it was drinking its best.
It’s easy to warm to in the end - cold nights, hearty meals and friends... You get the picture
No shortage of rich dark fruits in this powerful Merlot. It shows that this variety in the right places can be a good straight varietal wine. Love the seamless, smooth textured palate and the deeply concentrated flavours. They are beautifully held with ripe fine tannins and excellent oak integration.
The Little Wine Co is a partnership of two winemakers, Ian and Suzanne Little. Between them they have more than 50 years of winemaking experience.