Spinifex | Miette Shiraz
Current Vintage: 2016
The Miette Shiraz is always superb value and this 2017 is no different. The core of the fruit for this wine came from six key vineyards in Ebenezer, Bethany, Tanunda and Moppa-serious Barossa terroirs that have delivered bold, honest and deep Shiraz flavours and structure. Schell has also blended in some wines from the higher country of the Barossa Ranges and Eden Valley in order to bring freshness.
It's a great-value pourer-aromatic, high toned, medium-weight Barossa Shiraz loaded with aromas and flavours of spiced cherry, mulberry, dried cranberries and subtle green peppercorn and medicinal notes. The palate is silky fresh. Classically Barossa and yet fresh and juicy-and all the better for it!
Home to some of the oldest grapevines on planet Earth, the Barossa Valley is perhaps Australia’s most renowned wine region. In 1842, German settlers planted vines and the rest is history!
On the red wine front, it’s all about the big reds like Cabernet and Shiraz here - with full bodied Barossa Shiraz being sought out around the world. It is rich, muscular, and super sexy - Aussie 'ocker with distinctive finesse.
But the Barossa isn’t a one trick pony. In a salute to the region’s rich German heritage, the Eden Valley (which falls within the broader region) produces some of Australia’s finest rieslings - crisp, fresh, but still balanced.