Spinifex Rosé 2020
SPECIAL BUY 6 OR MORE. 94 points, The Wine Front.
“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.
Is this Australia’s finest Rosé? In spite of the relentless proliferation of Rosé on the market, Peter Schell’s wine–now into its second decade of production–keeps coming up, well, roses. It’s simply a wonderful example that stacks up brilliantly against the best French examples. The complexity and interest here derives in part from the varieties used: 31% Mataro, 29% Grenache, 16% Carignan, 14% Cinsault and 10% Ugni Blanc. These vines are all 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 years old although the oldest parcels range up to 120 years of age). Grapes are handpicked and crushed bunches were macerated for between 6-24 hours prior to pressing before the wine was fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured on lees prior to bottling. Approximately 5% was fermented and matured in old French oak demi-muids, the rest in tank. Bottled without filtration, the resulting wine offers the kind of vibrant perfume (of red fruit, nectarine and white flower), texture and crunchy line that were once the exclusive domaine of Provençal Rosé.
94 points, Gary Walsh, The Wine Front “The two maestros of Barossa Rosato are Mark Bulman and Pete Schell. Maybe they should make one together one year? Imagine! This is Mataro, Grenache and Cinsault.
Blush colour. Soft and powdery with a redcurrant and tangerine sort of flavour, plus a slight earthiness, spice and floral things. It’s glossy and fine at once, just the right amount of flavour, and a gentle herb laced finish of fine length and grip. Delightful.”
RRP $30 *OUR SPECIAL PRICE WHEN YOU BUY 6 OR MORE Only $22.99… Limited Time at this price!*
Grenache and Blends
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Australia, Barossa Valley