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.
Until recent times Teroldego was found exclusively in the Trentino region of Italy. It has a long, fascinating and well-documented history. Now that we have managed to pry a few cuttings from the hands of passionate Trentino producers, the 'Lucky Country' seems a likely place for this variety to flourish like the many talented Italian immigrates that have come before it.
In 1853 Karl Heinrich ‘Eduard’ Kalleske and his three siblings together with their parents Johann Georg and Johanne Dorothea migrated from Prussia. They landed in the newly established colony of South Australia and in 1853 they settled at Greenock in the North-Western Barossa Valley and established our Kalleske farm. Eduard and his wife Anna ‘Rosina’ worked the Kalleske vineyard until the 1880s when their son took over the reins. Today six generations later those old vines are still prospering, thanks to the foresight and hard work of our ancestors. We dedicate this wine to Eduard which is from a selection of old vine Shiraz vineyards planted on our Kalleske property between 1905 to 1971. Hand winemaking and two year hogshead maturation has resulted in a stunning old vine wine destined for long term cellaring.
Shiraz Grenache Mataro, more commonly called SGM, is a wine style that marries the berry and chocolate Shiraz characters with floral Grenache and smokey spice Mataro notes. All the batches have been individually fermented and matured to allow for the final blending to maximise the characters and quality.
Slow, cool ferment helped to enhance the flavours of Turkish delight and red berries. The balance of natural sugar and acid give a clean and balanced palate that surrounds the gentle Sangiovese spice.