With family roots and extensive wine-making experience in the South of France, there is a strong French connection which drives the style and feel of Spinifex. Started in 2001 by Peter Schell and Magali Gely, Spinifex sources grapes from some of the oldest Barossa and Eden Valley vineyards planted to the classic Mediterranean varieties (Shirax, Grenache, Mataro, Cinsault, Carignan and Ugni Blanc) that have been successfully grown in the Barossa for over 150 years. With a winemaking philosophy that embraces sustainable vineyard practises and minimal intervention in the winery, there is a strong focus on producing wines where balance, purity of fruit and restraint is key. Such an approach delivers wines with a strong sense of integrity, personality, regional character and style.
Grown in Eden Valey this Riesling is crisp, lemons, limes and requires only chilling and some prawns!
Riesling from Pete Schell's own Eden Valley Vineyard in Flaxman Valley. Fermented in a 1,000 litre French Oak & undertaking a touch of malolactic fermentation, the wine captures Riesling's natural citrus aromatic whilst playing a broader role on the palate. This will cellar for a long time most assuredly.
The light touch of Pete Schell is on display with the amazingly fragrant wine. The variety sometimes is known as Frontignac and can be sweet, but this has been taken through a full ferment and as such fishes very dry and quite broad on the palate, Serve with a fennel salad and goats chevre.
Small batch winemaking doesn't get smaller than this with just 25dz made and we've got 36 bottles!
Grenache from Pete Schell is always distinctive! His talent with the varioety is truly sensational. This bright youthful Grenache will be sure to please.
Lola is a beautiful medium bodied white, layered with flavours stone fruit & pear. Gorgeous by itself, or have along side any seafood, or lightly spiced dish!
Vital, youthful and vigorous. Bright, punchy fruit aromatics of damson plum and mulberry sit above darker dried herb and wood smoke notes. Mid weight palate with lively red berry and tart stone fruit flavours that mesh with nervy, bright fruit acids and light, snappy tannins.
Twelve Barossa vineyards were the source for Bete Noir Shiraz. Vineyard with age ranging from between 25 and 130 years, with 60 years being a fair average across the blend. Vineyards are located across a variety of the Barossa’s sub-regions, the Eastern Foothills, Moppa, Moculta, and Eden Valley all contributing.
A defined red cherry led aromatic with nuances of graphite, crushed rock. Abundantly spicy and all wrapped in delicious black fruit. Dense tannin, blackberry and blood plum flavours. Very powerful Eden Valley Shiraz!
This is a wine for lovers of beautifully mature Barossa Shiraz wines.