Smalltown is a joint venture between noted Barossa winemaker Rolf Binder and Cambridge-based wine merchant Noel Young. Both Rolf and Noel have a passion for Rhone varietals and this comes through in their wines, which use fruit from 15 long-favoured sites in the premium northern Barossa, drawing on Rolf's deep understanding of the area.
Smalltown Vineyards is based on 42 hectares of prime sandy loam in the Barossa Valley's premium Ebenezer District, specifically the highly sought-after Kalimna blocks producing world class reds. Working with other vineyard sites in the Barossa and Eden Valleys to express this uniquely magical corner of the world. Winemakers Rolf Binder and Christa Deans craft superb expressions of the region in their small, hands-on winery in Tanunda.
This is a single vineyard Grenache. The grapes come from the Gomersal sub-region of the Barossa.
Partly wild yeast fermented with around 30% whole bunches. Aged only in stainless steel to preserve a crunchy freshness.
A juicy nose of cranberries, pomegranate and red pepper with hints of star anise and black pepper. The palate is a bright wash of berries and crushed grapes. An expressive, primary and bright Barossa Grenache.
The perfect match for herb infused grilled meat and ratatouille or pasta dishes.