Spinifex Estate Shiraz Viognier 2007

Barossa Valley
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£24.50 per bottle
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96 Points - James Halliday

Inviting vibrant colour; quite a polished and poised bouquet of allspice redcurrant and blackberry fruit; at the core of the wine there is a mineral complexity that is thoroughly engaging, and the hedonistic level of sweet fruit marries seamlessly with it and the toasty oak; beautifully constructed, on a large scale, the balancing acidity provides brightness to the finish.

Taste & Aroma

Score:96

Inviting vibrant colour; quite a polished and poised bouquet of allspice redcurrant and blackberry fruit; at the core of the wine there is a mineral complexity that is thoroughly engaging, and the hedonistic level of sweet fruit marries seamlessly with it and the toasty oak; beautifully constructed, on a large scale, the balancing acidity provides brightness to the finish.

James Halliday on Mar 1st, 2009

Producer

With a five-star rating from leading critic, James Halliday of the Australian Wine Companion, Spinifex has now joined an elite group of Barossa Valley producers to have received this coveted accolade. In operation since 2001, husband and wife team, Peter Schell and Magali Gely settled in Barossa after stints in New Zealand and several vintages in Languedoc Roussillon where the couple first met. Becoming members of the Artisans of Barossa was a natural step for the pair who strongly subscribe to principles of small batch winemaking with a focus on regional terroir. This is reflected in their traditional approach to winemaking including the use of open top fermenters, basket presses, some wild yeast fermentation and long post-fermentation maceration on the skins. A wide range of wines is made on the estate with grapes sourced from some of the best growers in the Barossa and Eden Valleys. With Magali’s background as the daughter of a vigneron it comes as no surprise that the best wines are red and made with those same varieties which are planted at her family estate near Montpellier: shiraz, mataro (mourvedre), grenache, cinsault and carignan. 

Spinifex Estate

Region

Situated in South Australia, 60 kilometres northwest of Adelaide, lies the Barossa Valley which has been producing wine since 1842 and these days is recognised as Australia’s quintessential wine region. The hot climate mixed with the ironstone and sandstone soil in the valley, makes excellent growing conditions for grapes and in particular, Shiraz (or Syrah) which classically is full bodied with earthy and spicy notes. Over the last 15 years there has also been an increased interest in the other red Rhone varietals Grenache and Mourvedre. The non-irrigated old vineyards on the cooler west side of the valley are the most treasured and provide fruit for Australia’s most famous wine, Penfolds Grange among many other top-quality bottlings.

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