Spinifex Rosé 2021
SPECIAL BUY 6 OR MORE. Grenache/mataro/shiraz blend.
“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.
2021 delivered a mild and extended growing season well suited for fine rose of delicacy and great freshness.
This stellar release is a blend of Barossa Valley Grenache (52%), Mataro (30%), Shiraz (16%) and Cinsault (2%). The vines are all dry-grown and mainly bush vines with an average age of 50 years, although the oldest parcels reach up to 90 years of age.
The fruit was all hand-picked and chilled overnight, before crushed bunches were macerated for between six and 24 hours before pressing. The wine was wild-fermented mainly in tank (with five per cent fermented and aged in old French oak demi-muids), and matured on lees prior to being bottled without filtration.
The resulting wine offers the kind of vibrant texture and crunchy line that were once the exclusive domaine of Provençal rosé. Not anymore. With delicate red fruits, watermelon and a little white peach, it’s a bone-dry and gently textured wine with lip-smacking energy and nervy cut. The finish is long, pristine, and focused. Gorgeous stuff.
RRP $30 *Our Special Price $23.99 when you buy 6 or more*
Grenache and Blends
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Australia, Barossa Valley