Showing aromas of red and dark berry fruit along with earthy spice, anise and dried mint. The palate has flavours of fresh mixed berries complexing warm toasted spice, soft velvety tannins and a persistence of vibrant fresh fruit.
Food Match: Meat, barbecue flavours, dar...more »k chocolate and fruit.
This could be your new favourite shiraz, very smooth and so easy to drink.
Taste: The bouquet shows aromas of red cherry, spicy raspberry, stewed plum enhanced by hints of mint, pepper and subtle vanilla oak. The palate displays sweet raspberry cranberry and dark chocolate notes, complem...more »ented by spice and redcurrents.
Food Match: Beef, lamb, spicy food and mature and hard cheese.
A rich and full-bodied wine full of dark fruit flavours with lashings of black pepper and a long savoury finish. Food Matches The soft tannins, ripe fruit flavours, black pepper and spice make this wine a great accompaniment to many meat dishes such as lamb, venison, beef and game. The bolde...more »r and more complex style means that it will stand up to richer flavours and accompaniments. Independent Reviewer’s Comment “Dark, with an invitingly fragrant, aromatic bouquet (1.5% viognier) of violets, boysenberry and liquorice. Fresh, with intense, ripe plum and spice flavours, vibrant, silky-textured and long. Fine value.” Michael Cooper Awards
Gold Medal and Trophy for Champion Syrah
2017 Bragato Wine Awards
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Colour : Deep purple red.
Aromatics : Lifted nose of dark raspberry, floral notes and some spice and earth characters
Palate : Lovely vibrant fruit driven palate. Layers of red and dark fruits, a hint of chocolate and coffee. A well balanced wine with a fine lingerin...more »g finish.
Cellaring : Will reward careful cellaring for 5-7 years or more.
Vineyard Notes: 2016 was a strong vintage, the low yields produced concentrated fruit with good stru
Little brother is a red blend from the Waingaro and Puketotara vineyards. This 2017 vintage is based on Chambourcin, with syrah for earthy spiciness and a little bit of viognier for floral aromatics.
Partly whole bunch fermented, minimal oak
Using a combination of estate and off-site fruit has enabled us to produce a Syrah of purity and vibrancy. Suggestions of blueberry and cranberry define the nose along with a savoury complexity from extended barrel aging on full lees. This savouriness also contributes weight to the palate, the textu...more »ral edge comes from suave and supple skin tannins. Enjoy now of cellar for 3-5 years.
Attractive and vibrant primary fruit characters on the nose. Raspberries and red cherry fruit characters mingle with herbal notes of green pepper and black cardamom. On the palate this wine is elegant and subtle with smooth round tannins and a soft yet juicy mid-palate. With a seamless integration b...more »etween oak, fruit and tannins, this wine can age gracefully for up to 8 years but can be enjoyed with a great meal tonight.
Slow cooked beef fillet with red wine braised onions, Jerusalem artichoke and crispy kipfler potatoes.
The Characteristics This is one of the more pure fruited versions of this iconic wine that we have seen in recent times. Highly aromatic in the early stages of its life, the nose is dominated by an array of perfectly ripe berry fruits and spicy notes. The dark, earthy and savoury characters that we ...more »are well accustomed to, whilst present, seem to be taking a back seat. Nonetheless, they play an integral role in adding depth and complexity here. The palate is similarly positioned, showing almost restrained fruit weight but great depth of flavour and wonderful brightness. What hasn't changed is that line of fine, lively tannins that present themselves early and drive the wine from start to finish, drawing fruit flavour along with them.
Cellaring Potential The youthful exuberance and purity offers itself up for relatively early consumption (in Dead Arm terms that is). However, the lovely balance between acid and tannin along with the depth of fruit promises greater things to come. Watch patiently as the earthy vineyard expression grows with time. This wine will reach its full potential with bottle age up to at least 20 years. The considerable structure and depth will ensure that the fruit characters will develop over time revealing more complexity. This wine is best stored in an environment free of direct sunlight and with consistent temperatures between 10°C and 15°C
Certified organic and biodynamic by NASAA, Basket Press, Foot tread, Member First Families of Wine (Aus.), Vegan friendly, McLaren Vale Sustainable Winemaking Program, Recycling 100% of wastewater on site, Signatory to the Australian Packaging Covenant, Gluten Free
Don't let the mischievous name fool you - this is a premium wine with the grapes being gently pressed at night to ensure optimum quality. It has sweet varietal fruit and a lingering dark chocolate promise.