Amazing wine anyway you come at it.
Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)
About the Wine
The Sami-Odi 'Little Wine' has developed quite the cult following over the years.
It's a unique wine, being comprised of fruit from multiple vintages, with the older vintage portions adding depth and weight, the younger contributing lift and fruit vibrancy. Some parcels are picked early for acidity and drive, some picked much later providing that definitive Barossa richness.
It's an intricately constructed wine, winemaker Fraser McKinley blending multiple barrels to find just the right amount of light and shade.
The finished wine shows so much perfume, so much flavour and so much life - it's a beauty and a completely unique look at the Barossa Valley. The 'Little Wine' has become one of those innovative Australian wines you just need in your cellar.
Sami-Odi is the labour of love of sommelier-turned-winemaker, Fraser McKinley.
This small batch Shiraz project focuses around the Hoffmann’s ‘Dallwitz’ vineyard in the Barossa Valley. Fraser obsesses over these vines that were planted as far back as 1912.
He caresses the wines to bottle, crafting each cuvee with an incisive mixture of traditional and modern winemaking techniques learnt during his time in the cellars of Torbreck and Standish Wine Co.
Each year, the hunt for these wines amongst collectors becomes more and more feverish. And with good reason, these are transcendent expressions of Barossa Shiraz.