Discover the grape variety: Villard noir
An interspecific cross between Chancellor - 7053 Seibel - and 6905 Seibel or Subéreux, obtained by the Seyve-Villard company, formerly located in Saint Vallier in the Drôme. As with the white Villard - 12375 Seyve-Villard - these were the two most widely planted direct-producer hybrids. Today, Villard noir is on the verge of extinction, although it is listed in the Official Catalogue of Wine Grape Varieties, list A1.
Informations about the Winery Little Giant
The Winery Little Giant is one of of the world's great estates. It offers 12 wines for sale in the of Barossa to come and discover on site or to buy online.
The wine region of Barossa
Barossa is one of the six wine-producing zones of South Australia, and arguably the most recognized name in the Australian wine industry. Barossa wines have attracted more international awards than any other region in the country. It is divided into two sections: the western Barossa Valley (effectively the Warmer valley floor) and on the eastern side the cooler, higher altitude Eden Valley, both of which have a distinct Geographical Indication (GI) formalized in 1997. Grapegrowing conditions vary immensely across the wider Barossa zone and this is reflected in the markedly different wine styles produced here.
The wine region of Australie du Sud
South Australia is one of Australia's six states, located (as the name suggests) in the south of the vast island continent. It's the engine room of the Australian wine industry, responsible for about half of the country's total production each year. But there's more to the region than quantity - countless high-quality wines are produced here, most from the region's signature Grape, Shiraz. These include such fine, collectible wines as Penfolds Grange, Henschke Hill of Grace, Torbreck The Laird and d'Arenberg The Dead Arm.
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Penfolds to release second rare wine NFT
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The word of the wine: Bitter
Normal for certain young red wines rich in tannin, bitterness is in other cases a defect due to a bacterial disease.