Little Giant Shiraz – A Barossa Valley Shiraz like no other

Little Giant Barossa Valley Shiraz with wombat label 2018

Order Today and Get Ready to Pair Your Barossa Shiraz with a Hearty Roast

Summer Hill Wine Shop stocks Little Giant Shiraz, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Grenache. However, today we are focussing our attention on the 2018 Little Giant Barossa shiraz. Barossa Valley Shiraz is well-known for being a powerful, flavoursome red and this Barossa Shiraz is no exception.

Winter is here and there isn’t a better time to put a roast in the oven and sip on a glass of Little Giant Shiraz. Read on to learn about Little Giant, tasting notes, and how to order your bottle.

Do you want to skip straight to ordering your Little Giant and other favourites? Click here to be taken to the Little Giant Barossa Shiraz product page. Drop into Summer Hill Wine Shop to pick up your order, or we can deliver it to you (Australia-wide).

South Australian Wine

South Australian (SA) wineries are rated as some of the best in Australia(*1). SA boasts beautiful scenery, excellent growing conditions, and a cellar door to suit all wine palates. In such a competitive market, only the best-become household names.

Barossa Valley Shiraz

On the flat valley floors of the Barossa, Shiraz heralds as the king boasting 53% of the grape yield in the area(*2). Full-bodied reds are consistently released thanks to the rich, fertile soil, rainfall, and the heat that pierces the region at the end of the growing season. This heat (that averages 35 degrees Celsius)(*2) stresses the vines slightly at exactly the right time, which results in highly concentrated flavours.

Little Giant

The Little Giant bottles are easy to spot sitting amongst 100s of different wines in store. The shorter, ‘stumpy’ bottle with it’s red or blue label was inspired by the southern hairy-nosed wombats that are often seen wandering the valley of the Barossa region(*4,5). Little Giant is a key part of Fourth Wave wine’s Australian portfolio. Fourth Wave distributes select wines from six countries. All brands are small, family-owned, unique wineries dedicated to excellence in winemaking(*6).

Our Little Giant Pick – The 2018 Barossa Shiraz

Little Giant may be a shorter looking bottle, but it holds a generous 750ml. As they say, “great things come in small packages”. The 2018 Barossa Shiraz(*5), with its distinct flavours is a top choice from Little Giant.

Tasting Notes

Blend: Barossa Valley Shiraz.
Palate: Perfectly weighted with really lovely plum flavours, quite a lot of dark berries, good oak balance, and a touch of spice.
Finish: Smooth, soft tannins round off this more opulent style shiraz.

This contemporary Shiraz from the famous Barossa Valley is one worth drinking now or cellaring up until 2025(*7).

We recommend matching Little Giant Shiraz with a nice roast beef dinner or drink it by itself as it is big on flavour.

Barossa Valley Winemaking Quote and infographic

How to Order

Order a single, six-bottles, or a case of your favourite wines (and new ones you’ve been meaning to try) via the Summer Hill Online Wine Shop. Or, come in, meet the team, and purchase in-store. We have thousands of wines which we have specially picked from the world’s best wineries in stock.

To discover more wine you may like to try, feel free to browse our blog. Alternatively, you are welcome to call, email, or drop in for suggestions, and advice for the perfect wine for you – and what you are cooking.

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Summer Hill NSW 2130
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*1. Brown, V. World’s Best Vineyards. 2020.
*2. Wine Searcher. Barossa Valley Wine. 2020.
*3. Barossa Australia. Our Wineries. 2020.
*4. Little Giant. Little Giants Wine. 2020.
*5. Summer Hill Wine Shop. 2018 Little Giant Shiraz Barossa. 2020.
*6. Fourth Wave Wine. Welcome to Fourth Wave Wine. 2020.
*7. Fourth Wave Wine. 2018 Little Giant Shiraz. 2020.


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