Sami-Odi Little Wine #11 Syrah Barossa Valley – Fraser’s eleventh rendition of ‘Little Wine’ is assembled from 7 consecutive seasons and offers a tender and lithe feel with just-ripe fruits and roasted herbs foiling a plush earthen belly and comfy texture. Its loose-knit nature make it conveniently approachable and for Fraser’s taste is best enjoyed whilst primal and vital over the next year or two.
An unvintaged ‘assemblage’ composed of casks from 2021 (46%), 2020 (18%), 2019 (16%), 2018 (2%), 2017 (9%), 2016 (5%) & 2015 (4%). Exclusively sourced from five treasured plots within the Hoffmann’s ‘Dallwitz’ vineyard from vines planted in 1996, 1995, 1960, 1927 & the oldest vines planted prior to 1912.
Fraser’s simple yet attentive farming philosophy remains unchanged, with paramount importance placed on prudence, organics and our alignment with lunar rhythms. All cuts are made amid descending moons and with the greatest of care, yearning to produce fine canes, balanced clusters and small berries with firm and resilient skins. Shoot thinning, suckering and crop paring are all integral parts of our annual cycle with an ideal to farm as simply as possible, resulting in the harvest of healthy fruit early in the season that requires no adjustments and little intervention.
Fraser’s cellar practices continue this premise; hand sorted clusters endure their primary fermentation at whatever pace the season dictates, without the use of destemming, pumps, yeasts, enzymes or temperature control. The whole clusters are gently pigeaged by foot prior to basket pressing into Burgundian Pièces where they complete both their primary and malolactic fermentations. To encourage the retention of naturally occurring carbon dioxide (a by-product of fermentation and a natural preservative and antioxidant) the wines are not racked or clarified during their elevage and remain on their lees until they are assembled.
Will notably benefit from decanting and once opened will continue to unfold and develop complexities for many days if kept in cool conditions.
Single Price: $190.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $150.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $1,800.00