Smallfry - Eclectic Violet (2020)
Necessity may be the mother of invention but too much time on my hands may be the father…I do believe that there is still a lot of ground to be covered in the light bright young and fruitful red space. 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.
Colour: Deep crimson.
Aroma: Dark cherries, blood plums.
Palate: Starts sweet and juicy then finishes with some dry herbs and tea.
Summary: Fills a niche with aplomb.
Region: 100% Barossa Valley, South Australia
Variety: 60% Grenache 40% Cinsault.
Alcohol / Vol: 12.5%
About the Winemaker:
Partners in life and business we have set about this rather haphazard journey driven by a desire to make something real. We both come from wine industry families so we understand the long term nature of this business, if you don’t love it you won’t survive the inevitable difficulties and hardships. We also appreciate the joys of seeing our produce becoming something more than grist for the mill, following the process in the most sensitive way we can makes the work of growing seem more valuable. To hand on something tangible to the next generation would be quite special (if they want it).