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1 - 12 of 16 Wines By Spinifex
Spinifex a Petit Grains
Barossa
Available in cartons of six
$2599each
$311DOZEN
EACH
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Spinifex Adelaide Hills Aglianico
Adelaide Hills
Available in cartons of six
$2999each
$357DOZEN
EACH
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Spinifex Barossa Rose
Barossa
Available by the dozen
Spinifex appropriate much of their grapes from small family growers, often dealing with passionate farmers who are excited to find a winemaker who is interested in their vineyard and their fruit. A partisan assemblage of Rhonesque varietals, Mataro and Cinsault, Grenache and Shiraz, is formulated into a moreish pink wine by a dedicated couple with a strong French connection, who continue to work vintages in Provence and Languedoc, Bordeaux and La Bourgogne.
$2299each
$275DOZEN
EACH
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Peter Schell knows from Barossa Rose, having spent vintages in Provence and several years at the illustrious Barossa Rose specialists, Turkey Flat. Schell finds the esoteric Cinsault to be an underrated grape, peerless as a blending component. It's lumpy, fat appearance on the vine means that it is often overlooked, yet it exudes delightful aromatics of potpourri, herbs and spice. Each individual parcel is separately handled and fermented, until the decision is made as to what and how much is included into the final wine. Parcels are separately vinified to traditional Rose making techniques, before assembling components into a classically provencal styled pink wine, elegant and ethereal, complex, fine and dry.
 
Light apricot pink colour. A complex and refined Mediterranean style with subtle, discreet aromatics. Musk, raspberry, pink rose petals, just ripened strawberries, quince and a hint of spice with slight savoury undertone. The palate is bone dry with flavours ranging through cherry and red currants, savouriness and a refreshing dryness from the acidity, displaying light, fine tannins.
Spinifex Bete Noir Shiraz
Barossa
Available in cartons of six
$3499each
$417DOZEN
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Spinifex Eden Valley Riesling
Eden Valley
Available in cartons of six
$2999each
$359DOZEN
EACH
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Spinifex Esprit
Barossa Eden
Available in cartons of six
A complex Rhone-style expressing the profound characteristics delivered from great old vine vineyards. Low yielding and hand tended, they deliver a quality of fruit that's worthy of the old world's most prestigious growths. A rich and effusive cépage of Mataro and Grenache, Shiraz, Carignan and Cinsault are matured in selection of large format 500 to to 3000 litres French oak barrels to develop a complex vinous flavour base while preserving fruit freshness, enhance the exciting varietal complexity and preserve the vital tannin edge.
$3299each
$395DOZEN
EACH
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The majority of Shiraz comes from high country vineyards near the Barossa foothills and the Eden Valley. Mataro and Grenache, Carignan and Cinsault are sourced from warmer, lower altitude sites on the Barossa floor. It's the lighter textured quartz and sandy topsoils that produce more perfumed, delicate aromatics and give finesse. Some grapes are off vines as old as sixty years, most Grenache is about thirty years, while some of the Shiraz and Mataro can be from vines that are well over a century old. Winemaker Peter Schell is isolating the finest parcels in the Barossa and Eden Valleys, getting a handle on these old blocks and their different characteristics, capturing and preserving what they have to offer.
 
Bright, dark scarlet hue. An appealing and intriguing aromatic spectrum that includes fresh red fruits, cherries, raspberry and plum skin over savoury secondary characters, fresh earth, roasted nuts and herb. A lovely subtlety and complexity on the fresh and lively palate, plum skins and red currant, smoke and dried herb, mineral notes line the palate. Savoury secondaryness on the finish, drying tannins make Esprit a classic wine for the table.
Spinifex Garcon Grenache
Barossa
Available in cartons of six
$2699each
$323DOZEN
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Spinifex Indigene
Barossa
Available in cartons of six
Peter Schell was winemaker at Turkey Flat from 2001 to 2005, where he familiarized himself with some of the Barossa's more obscure and precious sites. Gaining much inspiration from a succession of vintages in Provence, Peter Schell has assembled Mataro and Shiraz from a tally of old vineyards up to a hundred years of age, planted to propitious pockets of quartz shot clay and silty sand soils on the upper altitudes of Barossa Valley. Deep, complex and masculine, laced with blackberry fruits, brazil nuts, coffee and boudin noir.
$5599each
$671DOZEN
EACH
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Peter Schell was presented with an opportunity to source some great old vine Mataro, growing in deep white drift sand at the Barossa's Western Ridge. As interest and demand for his efforts grew, the decision was made to focus all attention and passion into what had by then become Spinifex. The estate now retain over thirty dedicated Barossa Eden Valley growers with mature vineyards, averaging sixty years, and ranging up to 140 years of age. Each year between forty five and sixty different parcels of fruit from these growers are vinified. The restrained complexity of old vineyards and generosity of ancient soils.
 
Deep red/ scarlet. Aromatic, sweet and savoury aromas of tarragon, stewed red plums, undergrowth, fennel seed, rhubarb, tamarillo and dates, also some subtle meaty undertones. Dark, savoury and saline elements find balance against fleshy, elemental fruit, red and black berries, stony acids and fine sandy tannins build to drive the finish, fresh and firm.
Spinifex La Maline Shiraz
Barossa
Available in cartons of six
$6199each
$743DOZEN
EACH
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Spinifex La Solana
Barossa
Available in cartons of six
$3499each
$417DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Spinifex Moppa Shiraz
Barossa
Available in cartons of six
$3899each
$465DOZEN
EACH
DOZEN
Spinifex Old Vine Semillon
Barossa
Available in cartons of six
$2699each
$321DOZEN
EACH
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1 - 12 of 16 Wines By Spinifex
Spinifex is a small family owned and operated winery established in 2001 by Peter Schell and Magali Gely

Spinifex make small quantities of unique hand crafted regional wines from the Barossa and Eden Valleys. Spinifex are typically blended, as a more complete and complex, unique and characterful wine can be assembled from components that are the result of the interaction between variety, soil and meso-climate. Peter Schell makes all the wines at the estate winery in Bethany, Tanunda, where he also runs his own winemaking consultancy company. Over the years, the pair have both worked for Barossa wineries, including Mountadam and Turkey Flat (where Peter was winemaker from 2001 – 2005), whilst also working five vintages in the South of France. In 2001 Peter and Magali decided to start making their own wines, sourcing grapes from five old Barossa vineyards to complete about 400 cases in that first year.

Spinifex

Spinifex first opportunity was to source some great old vine Mataro growing in deep white drift-sand on the Barossa Valleys’ Western Ridge. As interest and demand for the couple's efforts grew, the decision was made to focus all attention and passion into what had by then become Spinifex Wines. The estate now have over 30 dedicated Barossa / Eden Valley growers with mature vineyards, averaging 60 years, and ranging up to 140 years of age. Each year between forty-five and sixty different parcels of fruit from these growers are vinified.

http://www.spinifexwines.com.au/ - Spinifex

The majority of the Shiraz comes from high country vineyards at the foothills and from the Eden Valley. Grenache, Mataro, Cinsault and Carignan are sourced from warmer, lower altitude vineyard sites on the Barossa Floor. The philosophy behind Spinifex is based on hand-crafting wines which are unique and distinctive, reflecting the winemakers own tastes and preferences. The inspiration comes from a fusion of experiences in France over the years, the many great wines consumed during those trips, and the individuality and character of some fantastic old vineyards in the Barossa.

The focus is always on making regional wines from the traditional Mediterranean grape varieties that have been grown successfully in Australia for over 150 years - Shiraz, Mataro, Grenache, Cinsault, Carignan, Ugni Blanc, Grenache Gris, Marsanne and Semillon. The aim is to make wines that display signatures of vineyard provenance and vintage, show regional typicity and have a consistent thread of house style which reflect the mwkers experiences.

Spinifex are predominately blends, the synergies derived from blending wines of differing character enhance the subtle complexities, even textures and profound personalities delivered from great old vine vineyards. Peter Schell and Magali Gely share a commitment for the Barossa and hold a strong passion for the local wines. Spinifex has enticed with its choice of varieties, quality winemaking and individuality. What’s next?

Schell acquires fruit from little family growers, passionate people who are excited to sell grapes to someone who is interested in their vineyard. And they get a kick out of that and it makes life easier for everyone. Some fruit is sourced from vines as old as 60 years, with most grenache about 30 years old. That’s astounding. Then again, some of the shiraz and mataro Spinifex uses is 110-140 years old. The different parcels of grenache are also fermented separately until decision time as to what goes into what wine. There’s nothing arbitrary about it, says Schell, who's getting a handle on these old blocks and what they offer, their different characteristics. Spinifex harbour a special passion for Grenache. It’s certainly well suited to Australia, especially from a sustainability point of view, as it doesn’t require irrigation. But it’s on a bit of a downward spiral, laments Schell. With not enough winemakers getting behind the variety, there’s hardly an incentive for growers to improve or, indeed, plant more. And you can’t expect good wine unless you’ve got good fruit says Schell.

http://www.spinifexwines.com.au/ - Spinifex
http://www.spinifexwines.com.au/ - Spinifex

Spinifex also have a strong French connection, both physically and philosophically. Magali's family, who up until recently were vignerons with a long lineage in Lunel, near Montpellier, still live in southwest France. Over the years, Peter has worked six French vintages, in Provence, the Languedoc, Bordeaux and Burgundy. Time spent in the south of France has fuelled their interest in making unique, hand crafted wines with personality, which are generous and honest expressions of the Barossa.

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