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"Gorgeously long & velvety" Wine Orbit

"Elegant, generous with succulent fruit intensity & flowing mouthfeel" Wine Orbit

Perfect with barbecued chicken & Moroccan style cous cous

Little Giant McLaren Vale Grenache 2020 (Australia)

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$19.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $24.99 $21.73
6 Btls, $119.94 6 Btls, $104.30
Awarded Gold Medal Awarded 5 Stars Awarded 94/100 Points Awarded 91/100 Points Awarded 90/100 Points
Little Giant McLaren Vale Grenache 2020 (Australia)

Little Giant McLaren Vale Grenache 2020 (Australia)

Member rating / 2
The Litte Giant Grenache just goes from strength to strength...
$19.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $24.99 $21.73
6 Btls, $119.94 6 Btls, $104.30

Accolades

Awarded Gold Medal

New Zealand International Wine Show 2020

Awarded 94/100 Points & 5 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Oct 2020

Awarded 91/100 Points

Regan Drew, The Chronicle, Feb 2021

Awarded 90/100 Points

Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front, Jan 2021

Description

  • Integrated oak
  • Sweet berry fruit
  • Vanilla & ground spice
  • Velvety mouthfeel

"Youthfully fruited and instantly appealing with perfumed aromas of sweet berry and floral with a hint of fragrant spices. The beautifully weighted palate is both elegant and generous with succulent fruit intensity and flowing mouthfeel, finishing gorgeously long and velvety. At its best: now to 2026" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Oct 2020

"Big McLaren Vale regional nose of jubey raspberry, rose petals, sandy rocks and with a touch of licorice. Bright and crunchy red fruits with almost tacky tannins before drawing to a tight, enjoyable finish" Regan Drew, The Chronicle, Feb 2021

"Sweet fruit flavour and lots of it. Red licorice for the most part though boysenberry, violet, anise and sweet spice all make appearances. Truth is that this just slips down beautifully. The fruit is sweet, warm and ripe but it’s so generous, so fresh, so eager to please. It feels soft in the mouth; there’s just enough fruity tannin to shape it. It’s not complex but it doesn’t need to be" Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front, Jan 2021

"Sweet fruit flavour and lots of it. Red licorice for the most part though boysenberry, violet, anise and sweet spice all make appearances. Truth is that this just slips down beautifully. The fruit is sweet, warm and ripe but it’s so generous, so fresh, so eager to please. It feels soft in the mouth; there’s just enough fruity tannin to shape it. It’s not complex but it doesn’t need to be" Campbell Mattinson, 2020

The Little Giant Grenache just keeps getting better. A wine that is both mouth-filling yet medium weight with ripe fruited intensity. Vital red and dark berry fruit underpinned by hints of chocolate and integrated oak. The palate delivers tight-knit tannins and ensures a lasting flavour of berries, vanilla and freshly ground spices.

Yields were down in the Vale in 2020 due to extreme heat and poor flowering but the quality was excellent across the board. Resourceful use of irrigation helped throughout vintage and later ripening was a bonus ensuring fruit was at optimum when it came to picking. 2020 will be a vintage to enjoy now or cellar in the medium term.

The southern hairy-nose wombat is smaller than other wombats but is stocky, robust and the proud state emblem of South Australia. Like the might of the little wombat, Little Giant is crafted from premium regional South Australian fruit from established vineyards that deliver character and interest well above their size and weight. Hand-crafted and made with minimal additions and preservatives, these are wines made of the vineyard.  The grapes are picked at optimal ripeness, minimally handled in the winery and fruit vibrancy is not hidden by non-essential artefact. Seeking first and foremost fruit expression, drinkability and to be a great accompaniment to food. Don’t let the size fool you, these are wines you’ll want to drink.

Food Pairing: Perfect with lamb souvlaki and spicy cous cous.

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Alcohol

14.5%

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NZ (from $5.99)

Member Rating

4 Stars

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Still one of my favourites, bang for you buck this is hard to beat

Peter - 07/09/2021

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3 star rating for me

Betty - 05/08/2021


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