Malmsbury and Colbinabbin, Victoria.
Pat Underwood has always been on our radar... Firstly as that incredibly jovial sommelier at Melbourne’s City Wine Shop (the guys to ask what one should drink), and now as the still-incredibly-jovial winemaker of Little Reddie. Pat runs his negociant winemaking project out of Colbinabbin and Leanganook, Victoria. He also co-founded the Boomtown Co-op, an urban-style country winery in Castlemaine, known for its gorgeous vin de soif. His first vintage was 2015.
The strength in this tiny label is the talent and exuberance of Pat himself: he's dedicated to uncovering unique vineyards in Central Victoria. Some of his most exciting discoveries include mountain-side Chardonnay, obscure plantings of indigenous Venetian varieties and deep red, iron-rich sites planted to beautifully bloody and mineral Nebbiolo. His relationships with his growers are strong; they share ethics and values on the land and in the cellar.
Pat’s wines are made with passionate intuition and minimal intervention across the board—not necessarily with the aim of producing 'low fi' wine he says, but to give a truer representation of the season and terroir.
Due to the negociant-nature of the Little Reddie operation, the wines available change as frequently as the places from which they derive. There are some mainstays, like his Nebbiolo Refosco, the luscious “Super Juice”, and Chardonnay from the granite slopes of Leanganook.
New! Leanganook Chardonnay
Dash Farms Chardonnay
Grenache 60% and Mourvèdre 40%
A combination of clay, sand, silt and gravel with topsoils rich in iron oxide
Nagambie Lakes, Central Victoria
Combination of destemmed fruit and whole-bunch. Wild ferment in combination of cement and steel, short maturation in old oak and steel on lees. Parcels blended just before bottling.
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