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2016 Spinifex Lola

2016 Spinifex Lola

93 Points Huon Hooke
2016 Spinifex Lola
93 Points Huon Hooke

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A unique white blend from a boutique producer in Barossa. The Lola demonstrates an easy Southern French ethos of blending, in which any number of grapes bring rare of familiar qualities to an elegant, textural food white. Ugni Blanc (aka Trebbiano) is a neutral base wine for Cognac, but these Barossa vines of 100+ age yield fine flavour and natural acidity, a complex herbal spine fleshed out by bright Clairette, lush Viognier, perfumed Muscat, and the phenolic weight of a small Riesling parcel left on its skins for no less than 3 months. Visionary and harmonious, this European-styled Barossan white has indefinable X factor -- a must-try!

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$24.99 in mixed 6+ or $27.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Ugni Blanc 60%, Clairette 18%, Viognier 12%, Muscat a Petits Grains 6% and Riesling 4%

Its Origins

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

93/100 Huon Hooke

"(A blend of ugni blanc, clairette, viognier, muscat and riesling.) Scented, faintly honied, delicious. Very soft, seamless, harmonious. A hint of spice. A beautiful white wine. Such finesse! 21 SEP 2017" Drink 2017 - 2023

Stats & Food Matching

  • Colour

    White

  • Region

    Barossa

  • Closure

    Cap

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2017 - 2023

This Wine Goes Well With

with CANAPES
with CHICKEN
with PORK

Taste

3

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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