Little Brunswick Wine Co In Shade We Won’t Ever Sit Grampians Vine Dried Shiraz 2021
$ 48.00 incl. GST
From Rice’s vineyard – a cooler season allowing the opportunity to cut the canes and allow the Shiraz to concentrate on the vine for around three weeks. This whole-bunch dried fruit was combined with last pick Shiraz to lift the richness, and was fermented dry before being pressed into predominantly neutral French oak, remaining on light lees for 20 months. Possibly the only vine-dried Shiraz made in the Grampians, a style the boys are immensely proud of.
While we include the Winefront review below we dissent slightly in considering this surprisingly savoury considering the winemaking. A dense wine of blue fruits, quite poised, its texture clearly shows the dried component and although there’s some glossiness it’s dry, elegant, sharply defined and has a lovely balancing balsamic lick. One perhaps best experienced first-hand.
“‘A society grows great, when old men plant trees, the shade of which they know they will never sit in’. From Grampians.
“Has the strong imprint of that vine drying, raspberry jam scents uplifting and sweet with pepper and cinnamon around it all. A bit like one of those biscuits with jam in the middle, perhaps, too. Fleshy and jammy in the palate likewise, more of the same, a robust imprint of that jam biscuit thing with clove licks through the finish. While bold in its feel, it also feels a bit one speed, despite the lift of tangy acidity in there. The fan base for more opulent, sweeter reds should be well served.” 89 points, Mike Bennie, Winefront