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2020 Smallfry Tangerine Dream

Barossa Valley, SA

Scintillating skin-contact orange wine from biodynamically-farmed aromatic varieties in the Barossa Valley.

$31.00

About
It’s a ripper drink, interesting and bright.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

The Tangerine Dream is one of the most experimental of the Smallfry wines. After sampling a few things at the Rootstock natural wine festival a couple of years ago, Wayne thought he might try his hand at making an amber wine. This is his eighth dig at the style and it's a beauty.

This skin-contact field blend of Semillon, Pedro Ximenes, Riesling, Roussanne and Muscat is the embodiment of Wayne's creative winemaking exploration, a left of centre amber wine for this region so steeped in tradition.

And quite simply, it is down-right delicious. We love it when winemakers broaden their horizons and just give something a go. Sometimes when you take a chance you can end up in a Tangerine Dream...

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

With the release of our 8th vintage of this wine I really feel like I am achieving what I want to see from this style. An opportunity to celebrate the diversity of Ken’s vineyard in a way that he and his contemporaries could scarcely imagine while staying true to the roots of winemaking. Tasting the range of orange wines at Rootstock was a seminal moment for me similar to my first experience of wild yeast fermentation back in 2002. Our place is probably the last to have plantings of Pedro, Semillon and Riesling in the whole Barossa, the majority of these vines saw out the first world war and were too old for call up so this wine gives them a reason for being and a reinvention. Our friend Grant Dickson at Fermentasian describes this wine as layering 101 and compares it (favourably) to Terroir al Limit, I can only commend his superior wine knowledge.

Blend : Semillon 46%, Pedro Ximenes 41%, Riesling 10.5%, Roussane 2%, Muscat 0.5%
ABV : 11.5%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2023
Bottle Size : 750ml

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

Critic Reviews

93Points
The Wine Front

"Highly aromatic, squelchy textured style. Lots of juiciness, a little crunch, some powdery texture in the mix, mandarin zing and green apple and floral characters abound. Tangerine-y! More mandarine-y… ha. Anyways, it’s a ripper drink, interesting and bright." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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