Taking you through the entire spectrum of red, cos we are allll about it!
Smallfry Stella Luna 2020
A pitch-perfect, light fresh red that sees a blend of cinsault and shiraz set to a waifish 12% alcohol. Here's what Wayne Aherns, the amazing biodynamic vigneron behind Smallfry, has to say: A further extension into the fresh young red space from our Joven starting point, Stella takes us to a whole new level. As our cinsault plantings bear fruit it is a pleasure to be exploring the potential of this variety to counter the effects of climate change. Blending with some lovely whole bunch fermented shiraz has brought a roundness and darker fruit aspect without diminishing the vibrancy of the wine. There is a buzz around the concept of juiciness or wine that makes you salivate that is so very now and represents the current contribution to the wine lexicon that this wine fully encapsulates. - Thanks, Wayne. X
Smallfry Eclectik Violet 2020
This is grenache and cinsault, two grape varieties that get along well. It's from Wayne Ahrens amazing biodynamic-farmed vineyards and made very gently to ensure purity of fruit is maintained. Indeed, this is all vibrant mixed berries and cranberry tangy pucker. A light, crunchy, bright red of mega freshness and extremely dangerous drinkability. A chill wouldn't hurt this wine either. Do it.
Trutta Rosso Heathcote Shiraz 2019
Listen. You may think you don't like shiraz. This wine will prove otherwise. Don't look back, jump on in!
2019 Rasa Wines Little Liar Red
A great blend of grenache and mourvedre coming from Andy Cummins of Rasa Wines in the Barossa Valley. Some co-fermentation, some whole-bunch action going on here - and in the end a juicy, delicious wine.
Domaine de Ferrand Cotes du Rhone Mistral 2019
Low yields, fastidious organic farming, natural winemaking are the calling cards of Domaine de Ferrand. Using a classic blend of grenache, cinsault and shiraz, this is hard to ignore.
Pipoli Aglianico del Vulture 2018
Sizeable Italian producer doing a no-sulphur take on aglianico in Basilicata? We're all ears. Superb value for money offering - a luscious, brooding and powerful fellow this one. Pomegranate molasses, bitter dark chocolate, blood plum, charcoal and spicy red fruits. Slightly bigger and fuller, but a lick of acidity and puckering freshness leaves you wanting more and more.