Spinifex Moppa Shiraz 2015
Whilst this is the first single vineyard wine we have released from this vineyard, it has been a source of exceptional old vine Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro for Spinifex since 2005. The vineyard is located in the “Moppa”, an elevated area in the northern reaches of the Barossa Valley that sits within the triangle bounded by Greenock, Kalimna and Koonunga Hil. Discussions with old grape growers in the front bars of the local taverns are pretty consistent in revealing the Moppa as a traditional and consistent source of Grange over the years. The exact age of the vines is indeterminable, pretty close to 90 is a conservative estimate. The grower is a very reserved gentleman, understated and modest, but of all the growers from whom we purchase fruit, the one who takes the greatest pride in delivering a hand-picked bin of grapes in as perfect condition as possible. From a good vintage, and when handled well in the winery, the Shiraz from this vineyard has everything that Barossa Shiraz has to offer delivered on a supple, elegant frame.