2022 Smallfry Tangerine Dream

Scintillating skin-contact orange wine from biodynamically-farmed aromatic varieties in the Barossa Valley.
5.0
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3 Reviews

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Description

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...

94 points
"I love the textural sway and souk-like, spicy complexity of skin contact wines, and this one is a gem. A blend of semillon/pedro ximènez/riesling/roussanne/muscat. A colour like cloudy pear juice with so many things going on. Citrus peel, chicken stock, an array of citrus and light tropical tones, crushed stone, cider, green tea and yellow plum. Clean, stony, dry and texturally slinky, it is wonderful stuff."
- Dave Brookes (Halliday Wine Companion)

Colour: Deep golden orange, a fair bit cloudy.
Aroma: Citrus peel and spice blend with baser notes of oatmeal and brown rice.
Palate: Full and dry, grainy tannin make this the red drinkers white, multi layered, rewards time in the glass.
Summary: Orange wine lite? Bridges the gap between something like an oaky chardonnay and the more confronting skin contact whites out there.

Region: Barossa Valley, SA
Blend: Semillon, Pedro Ximenes, Riesling, Roussanne, Muscat
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Closure: 750ml
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94 points - "I love the textural sway and souk-like, spicy complexity of skin contact wines, and this one is a gem. A blend of semillon/pedro ximènez/riesling/roussanne/muscat. A colour like cloudy pear juice with so many things going on. Citrus peel, chicken stock, an array of citrus and light tropical tones, crushed stone, cider, green tea and yellow plum. Clean, stony, dry and texturally slinky, it is wonderful stuff." - Dave Brookes (Halliday Wine Companion)

Customer Reviews

5.0
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
Based on 3 reviews
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3 reviews
  • VF
    Veronica F.
    Verified Buyer
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    1 month ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    My favourite orange wine

    I'm pretty adventurous when it comes to wine so I'm always looking for something new to try. But I always, always come back to the Smallfry. Funky, briney, delicious.

  • AV
    Alexander van H.
    Verified Buyer
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    1 year ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Delicious

    Easy drinking orange.

  • MJ
    Melanie J.
    Verified Buyer
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    2 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Beginner
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Excellent summer wine

    Light and refreshing skin contact, one of my most favourite

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