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2020 Smallfry Barossa Rose Pet Nat

Barossa Valley, SA

Vivacious Pet Nat from the mysterious "Variety X" plantings on the Aherns biodynamic Barossa vineyard.

$33.00

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About
Has so much freshness and vitality.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

There's a fun story behind this wine...

Wayne Ahern & Suzi Hilder are not really sure what this wine is made from. The vines it comes from are over 120 years old. They seem to recall that at some point it was refered to as "Carignan", but they can't be sure.

Of course, they could always get it DNA tested but that would take away all the fun. For now, they just refer to it as "variety X" and they make one hell of a Pet Nat out of it.

Wayne says it's the wine that most reminds him of harvest time when fresh ferments are ticking away and everything is humming.

It's vivacious and energetic and a bucket load of fun to drink.

About Smallfry

Smallfry has been one of the secret weapons of some of the Barossa's most iconic producers for years.

The amazing array of varieties that they grow on their ancient organic and biodynamic vineyards have been coveted by the likes of Peter Schell, Taras Ochota and more recently Steve Crawford of Frederick Stevenson.

Over the last few years, owners and viticulturists Wayne Aherns and Suzi Hilder have gotten the winemaking bug and ventured out on their own. Their wines are some of the more refreshing and original styles of vino you are likely to find in this historic region.

Explore their range with an open mind, this is Barossa 2.0!

The Smallfry Family
The Smallfry Family
Barossa Valley, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

Our 7th pet nat made from scratch using grapes from our unknown vine x variety. Aiming for a gentle fizz so not too petillant. Arguably the simplest way to make a zero added SO2 wine pet nats are becoming a style unto themselves. Reminds me of vintage with the tickle on the tongue of freshly fermented wine. One of the few wines in our line up where food is optional.

Blend : Variety X
ABV : 11.50%
Closure : Crown
Drink Until : 2021
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Wayne Ahern
Winemaker Wayne Ahern
Barossa Valley, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

93Points
The Wine Front

"Made from the artist formerly known as carignan, or so it had been called for 120 years or so. Tangy, tart and very zesty pet nat, all crunch and hiss and fizz. Bone dry, a squeeze of lemon on white strawberries, vivacious, fresh and delicious. Easy to drink. Has so much freshness and vitality." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order of $99 or more, or just $10 for any orders less than $99. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mixed pack! In Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane & Byron Bay we deliver with our own vans. All other areas are serviced by Australia Post.

Sydney Metro orders in the Pink Zone will be delivered the next day 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Orders in the Blue Zone will be delivered on Tuesdays and Fridays. Everything outside these zones will be delivered by Australia Post.

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Australia Wide Deliveries To the rest of Australia we use Australia Post. The Australia Post Collection Truck picks up orders from our Sydney warehouse every weekday at midday. If your order is placed before 12pm we’ll get it on the truck that day. Delivery times vary considerably with Australia Post and unfortunately there is no Express Delivery Option for wine (because it is fragile and heavy). PLEASE NOTE that we are currently seeing significant delays in the Australia Post delivery network. Strict government health and safety requirements and very high parcel volumes are causing significant backlogs at the main NSW and VIC sorting facilities. Orders are still arriving safe and sound but you may notice slower delivery times and less frequent scanning updates than usual.

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