Current Vintage: 2019
Vintage may vary during the year. If you are looking for a specific vintage, please get in touch.
The inaugural release from this venerable site is also Spinifex's first bona fide 'Estate' red. It coincided with a dry and low-yielding vintage, delivering only 10 hl/ha of tiny, concentrated berries. The winemaking is straight out of the Spinifex playbook: hand harvesting, partial de-stemming (40% whole clusters), no crushing and fermentation with indigenous yeast. The fruit spent 15 days on skins and was aged on light lees in a single 1250-litre seasoned French oak cask. After sixteen months it was bottled without filtration. The wine is nicely summed up by Mr Stock below. Terrific value on offer here!
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.