Spinifex Luxe Rose
Current Vintage: 2020
Vintage may vary during the year. If you are looking for a specific vintage, please get in touch.
A blend of 66% Barossa Mataro with 26% Cinsault, and 6% Vermentino, this release is the first Luxe since 2017. Like the Spinifex Rosé above, the fruit was harvested by hand and chilled overnight prior to crushing. Before fermentation, the musts were macerated for around six hours. The wine went through a partial malo before maturation in in old French oak puncheons and demi muids. The Vermentino was fermented separately as whole bunches "with the goal of retaining freshness yet developing texture and aromatic depth".
With more grip, more texture, and more savoury depth than their regular rosé, Luxe is Spinifex's self-confessed homage to the textural rosés of France's coastal Mediterranean vineyards--Bandol in particular. It's incredibly vivid and focused, displaying enticing aromas of blood orange, cassis, pepper and bay leaf. The palate is energetic and chewy, crammed with silken texture and crunchy brightness, rousing to a reverberating, savoury finish. Totally delicious. If Australian Rosé gets any more exciting than this, do drop us a line with the details!
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 Barosesa 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.