2022 Little Frances Beechworth Shiraz

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Erin Pooley is a very considered, younger-generation winemaker making great waves in Australia.

Her 2022 Beechworth Shiraz is sourced from the fertile soils of Warner Vineyard, picked and fermented to highlight the blue fruit and cold stone elements of cool-climate Shiraz, and aged primarily in French barrique.

This Shiraz offers medium weight with darker fruit spectrum scents and flavors, featuring plum, choc-liquorice, cassis, and lavender, with a smooth, supple palate and a long finish.

In a region full of intense and powerful Shiraz, this is gorgeously elegant and balanced, like all of Erin's wines, and is simply a delight to drink.

Shiraz from the fertile soils of Warner Vineyard.

Picked and fermented to express the blue fruit and cold stone elements of cool-climate shiraz. Aged in almost all French barrique plus one Appalachian hogshead. A juicy take on one of Beechworth's most lauded sites.

If you can resist this wine's youthful exuberance, up to ten years in the cellar will be well rewarded.

150 dozen.

93 points - "Erin Pooley is behind these wines. A very considered, younger gen winemaker making great waves in Aus. She’s been working between California and Australia, but the latter is now more home. Her more recent efforts back on home turf have been very impressive.

Great delight here. Medium weight but with darker fruit spectrum scents and flavours, plum, choc-liquorice, cassis and lavender with faint mintiness and dill/fennel notes in the mix. The palate is supple, smooth, rolls beautifully and long. There’s a sense of concentration but refinement, lots of graphite minerally notes and light, wet pebble notes. It’s a delight to drink." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Little Frances

Little Frances was established in 2012 by Aussie ex-pat Erin Frances Pooley, who set out to make the wines she loves to drink from Californian grapes.

Enamoured with the nuance and intrigue of aged white wine (and missing Hunter Valley Semillon from home), Erin started Little Frances in 2012 with just 200 cases of Semillon from a high altitude vineyard in Northern California, farmed by the 3rd generation growers.

Her range has grown to include more whites, in the form of Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon/Semillon blends and a terrific Merlot that we fell in love with. The wines are made with a soft touch - purity and site expression being the focuses of her approach.

Winemaker Erin Pooley - California, USA Little Frances

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