Spinifex is one of the undercover jewels of the Barossa Valley. New Zealand husband and wife team Peter Schell & Magali Gely have extensive experience in southern France, which proves the inspiration for their unique wines made from predominantly Rhone varietals. Spinifex was on the front line of the new wave of Barossa producers. Peter’s wines brought a new sensibility to the region, they were lower in alcohol, concentrated but elegant, and balanced to perfection. He takes the art of blending into the realm of the virtuoso. There are few wineries who deliver refinement and poise from the Barossa Valley like Spinifex. The focus at Spinifex is the red varieties that dominate in the south of France: mataro (more correctly mourvedre), grenache, shiraz and cinsaut. The wines are made in open fermenters, basket-pressed, with partial wild (indigenous) fermentation and relatively long post-ferment maceration.
What The Critics Say
92/100 Dan Murphy's Wine Panel
"The 2013 release earnt an impressive 95 point score from James Halliday. This release could prove to be equally worthy with a few months in the bottle. Chock full of dark fruits, graphite and round, opulent tannins."
95/100 Halliday's Wine Companion, James Halliday (2013 vintage)
"Pete Schell does not have to be lectured about alcohol levels one way or the other. He is interested in balanced flavour ripeness, here achieved without apparent effort. Red fruits certainly play the main theme, but there are also some darker fruit notes linked to the ripe tannins that make up the whole. Bargain."
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