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"Bold, ripe & classy" Wine Front

"Beautifully fruited, showing Black Doris plum, raspberry, floral & mixed spice aromas" Wine Orbit

Perfect for any kind of barbecued meats, especially darker, red meats

Little Giant Barossa Malbec 2020 (Australia)

Member rating / 1
$19.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $24.99 $21.73
6 Btls, $119.94 6 Btls, $104.30
Awarded Gold Medal Awarded 92/100 Points Awarded 92/100 Points Awarded 90/100 Points Awarded 4 Stars
Little Giant Barossa Malbec 2020 (Australia)

Little Giant Barossa Malbec 2020 (Australia)

Member rating / 1
Looking for a big red wine that is not shiraz? Then look no further...
$19.99p/Btl
Elsewhere $24.99 $21.73
6 Btls, $119.94 6 Btls, $104.30

Accolades

Awarded Gold Medal

AWC Vienna 2021 - International Wine Challenge

Awarded 92+/100 Points

Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front, Apr 2021

Awarded 92/100 Points & 4 Stars

Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Apr 2021

Awarded 90/100 Points

Angus Hughson, Wine Pilot, May 2021

Description

  • French oak
  • Dark berries
  • Sweet tobacco
  • Soft tannins

"A polished, smooth-skinned red wine that is sure to have widespread appeal. This manages to be bold, ripe and classy at once. It’s flushed with ripe, sweet, energetic berried flavour and is prettied further by an appropriate clip of cedar wood oak. Very nicely done. You can sink yourself into this one" Campbell Mattinson, Wine Front, Apr 2021

"It's beautifully fruited and perfumed, showing Black Doris plum, raspberry, floral and mixed spice aromas, leading to a succulent palate offering youthful fruit intensity together with silky texture and fine-grained tannins. Friendly and delightfully drinkable" Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, Apr 2021

"Looking for a big red wine that is not shiraz? Then look no further than malbec from some of the warmer regions in South Australia. They are wines that are not only deeply coloured but also pack plenty of flavour and impact. This version from Little Giant is unsurprisingly deep ruby in colour and displays those classic malbec characters – blackberry and ink which are lifted by a dusting of violets, earth and spice. The fruit in then bright and generous in a full-bodied package with supple tannins. It fades a bit on the finish but is still a good drink for when red meat is on the menu" Angus Hughson, Wine Pilot, May 2021

A classic looking Malbec with a deep crimson colour in the glass. Dark berry aromas complemented by floral hints and a subtle sweet tobacco influence that is so typical of the variety. The palate is bursting with juicy black fruits, a touch of oak and a soft easy-going tannin structure 

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.

2020 had its challenges with a dry start and only a small portion of rain and with much of the country suffering drought conditions. The warm dry spell continued in December with some extreme hot temperature days recorded. It was a late ripening year and yields were down but despite the challenges it was another excellent vintage across many parts of Australia.

Machine harvested before grape sorting, in vineyard and winery, and complete de-stemming. Fermented in open stainless steel tanks at a cool temperature with hand plunging for seven to ten days. Primarily matured in stainless steel with around 20% matured in seasoned French oak.

Food Pairing: perfect for any kind of barbecued meats. 

Seal

Screw Cap

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Alcohol

14%

Delivery

NZ (from $5.99)

Member Rating

3 Stars

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