2011
Small Gully
'The Formula'
Cabernet Sauvignon - Shiraz
South Australia

2011
Small Gully
'The Formula'
Cabernet Sauvignon - Shiraz
South Australia

The Formula is the entry into Small Gully’s world. Produced from Clare Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Barossa Valley Shiraz this blend is a well-balanced, full flavored wine. Herbaceous Cabernet notes together with full berry Shiraz characters complement each other producing a blend with elegance and structure.

Opaque ruby. Ripe cherry and vanilla on the nose, with a hint of menthol in the background. Smooth and a touch jammy, offering plump blackberry and peppery spice flavors and a touch of bitter chocolate. Finishes with good focus and a note of bitter cherry.

  • Region: South Australia
  • Varietal: 54% Cabernet Sauvignon - 46% Shiraz
  • Vintage: 2011
  • Vineyard: Cabernet Sauvignon (Adjacent Vineyard to Mount Horrocks - Clare Valley) - Shiraz (Zimmerman's Block - Barossa Valley)
  • Vine Age: Cabernet Sauvignon (15 years old) - Shiraz (25 years old)
  • Yield: Varied
  • Soil Type: Terra Rossa (Clare Valley) - Red Loam over Quarzite intermixed with Deep Clay (Barossa Valley)
  • Oak: 30 months in seasoned American barrique
  • Production: 3,000 cases
Winery & Regional Information
BAROSSA VALLEY

With a rich history dating back to 1847, a profound and unique Silesian (German) influence, the Barossa Valley is one of the most famous wine regions of South Australia and, indeed, Australia. The region is now rightly asserting not only its importance to the wine industry but the inestimable value of its storehouse of century-old vines and historic wineries. Learn More »

SMALL GULLY VINEYARDS

BAROSSA VALLEY

Established in 1999, Small Gully was founded by vignerons, Robert Bader and Darren Zimmermann and winemaker Stephen Black. In 2002 a winery was built at Darren's Marananga property, situated in a 'small gully' on Roennfeldt Road, Greenock in the Barossa Valley.  Learn More »

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