2018 Spinifex Miette Grenache Blend

2018 Spinifex Miette Grenache Blend

Rick’s Picks
92 Points Richard Caro
2018 Spinifex Miette Grenache Blend
92 Points Richard Caro

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A smooth and harmonious Grenache blend from a quiet Barossa legend. Cult producers Spinifex are leaders in 'New Barossa', in which brighter and fresher fruit character is the result of moderate micro-climates and/or judicious harvesting. Ripe and succulent but more medium-bodied, these sophisticated wines lean toward Southern French and Kiwi styles. A GSM style that is actually a GMC -- being Grenache, Mataro and Cinsault -- it benefits from beautifully managed vineyards where these full-bodied grapes reach perfect ripeness, followed by a gentle management that enhances the wine's flow, nuance, and finely textured structure. Easy to love yet with palpable quality, the Miette GSM is a sweet spot for price and harmony.

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$26.99 in mixed 6+ or $29.99 per bottle



Grenache, Mataro/Mouvredre and Syrah

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 Halliday's Wine Companion, James Halliday (2012 vintage)

"The perfumed bouquet is full of aromatic red fruits, ranging from strawberry through to raspberry and red cherry, allied with spice and bramble; the restrained alcohol invests the palate with a freshness often lacking in Barossa GSM blends, the light colour simply irrelevant."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Grenache Syrah Mourvedre Blend

  • Colour


  • Region


  • Closure


  • Volume


  • Alcohol


  • Maturity

    2019 - 2023

This Wine Goes Well With

with BBQ
with GAME
with LAMB



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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