2021 Smallfry Eclectik Violet Grenache Cinsault

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Grenache dominant with Cinsault playing a lesser role this is a sweeter fruit version with juicy dark cherries and blood plums driving the up front with hopefully the now familiar smooth transition to a more savoury finish. Starts sweet and juicy then finishes with some dry herbs and tea.

Smallfry wines is a partnership in business and life between Suzi Hilder and Wayne Ahrens. They are viticulturists bitten by the winemaking bug, the chance to turn their own fruit into wine was too good to pass up. Natural ferments, nil to minimal adjustment, old oak a soft hand in the cellar allows the vineyard to speak. The style is food friendly, Euro style, with a eye for balance and subtlety.

The essential component of all the Smallfry wines is great fruit, they are lucky enough to own two very special vineyards, one in Eden Valley and the other in Vine Vale in the valley floor. The Eden Valley vineyard has been established since 1994, while the Vine Vale block has been the Schlieb’s family seat for generations.