Spinifex Rosé 2017
Outstanding, grenache driven rose, vibrant and elegant.
3 in stock
“Pete and his partner Magali Gely operate what I think is the best new wave of small scale Barossa wine companies to emerge at the beginning of the 21st century. These weren’t big, blockbuster, showy wines designed to impress. They were wines that managed to take the best of the Barossa’s sometimes forgotten varietal traditions and fuse them onto a very European flavour sensibility. ” Max Allen. The future makers.
“It seems that Spinifex wines can do no wrong.” Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front.
54% Grenache, 18% Cinsault, 28% Mataro. In spite of the relentless proliferation of rosé on the market, Pete Schell’s wine – now into its second decade of production – is as ever a winner ! The fruit hails from a range of dry grown Barossa vineyards, “mainly bush vines, all hand-picked–old school,” chuckles Pete. In short, sites selected for their ability to produce outstanding quality rosé material (the average age of vines is 65 though the oldest parcels up to 120 years of age). Grapes are hand-picked and crushed bunches were macerated for between 6 and 24 hours prior to pressing before the wine was fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured on lees prior to bottling. Approximately 10% was matured in old French oak puncheon, the rest in tank. Bottled without filtration, the resulting wine offers the kind of vibrant perfume, texture and crunchy line that were once the exclusive domaine of Provençal rosé. Pulpy fruit, crunchy raciness and a thirst slaking finish. It doesn’t get much better than this….
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Grenache and Blends
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Australia, Barossa Valley