Smallfry ‘Jellyfish’ Grenache 2019
100% Grenache from Barossa Valley, SA
Aroma: Strawberries + Graphite
Palate: Fresh Cranberry + Popping Candy
Smallfry wines is a partnership in business and life between Suzi Hilder and Wayne Ahrens, their two ethically managed vineyards are both certified Organic and Biodynamic. Wines are made using small batch processes to showcase the spirit of the vineyard aswell as the particular characters and flavours of the subregions of the Barossa Valley wine region. Their use of natural ferments, nil to minimal adjustment and old oak produce expressions which are unique and on trend whilst maintaining complexity and elegance. This bright and juicy old vine Grenache, demonstrates this perfectly. The fruit is from 40 year old vines and whilst the expectation would be for a concentrated structured wine, the Jellyfish offers a entirely different interpretation. Its bottled straight from the fermentation tank so it retains some zippy acid and a slight bit of fizz when you first open the bottle. Just like a tingle from a Jellyfish tentacle, without the unfortunate side effects.