2018 Spinifex Esprit

Barossa Valley, SA

The ever-popular Grenache-dominant blend from one of the masters of the modern Barossa.

$31.00

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About

About The Wine

The Esprit is Peter Schell's Grenache dominant blend made from vines up to 160 years old.

The Esprit sees Grenache united with its old friends Mataro and Shiraz, however the quality of the Grenache fruit demanding front and centre stage in this iteration of the blend.

As Pete says,  "With Esprit we are seeking a pure, finely structured expression of the Barossa."

This, as with all Spinifex's wines, is balanced to perfection. If you love old vine Barossa Grenache, value-wise the Esprit is as good as you will find from any producer in the region.

About Spinifex

Spinifex are one of the 'New' Barossa's true pioneer producers.

Husband and wife team Peter Schell & Magali Gely have extensive experience in southern France, which proves the inspiration for their unique wines made from predominantly Rhone varietals.

Spinifex was on the front line of the new wave of Barossa producers. Peter's wines brought a new sensibility to the region, they were lower in alcohol, concentrated but elegant, and balanced to perfection.

He takes the art of blending into the realm of the virtuoso.

There are few wineries who deliver refinement and poise from the Barossa Valley like Spinifex.

Winemaker Peter Schell
Winemaker Peter Schell
Barossa Valley, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

A Grenache and Mataro blend, with a seasoning of Shiraz, sourced from very old vineyards on the northern (Ebenezer) western (Moppa)and eastern edges (Angaston Foothills) of the Barossa Valley and from Springton in Eden Valley. Vine ages range from 75 to over 150 years, all are dry grown with minimal vineyard inputs. Old vineyards grown the old way.

All vineyards are hand harvested, whole bunch inclusion averaged 40 %, the balance destemmed only. Fermented with indigenous yeasts with macerations varying from between 8-20 days.

Partial pre-fermentation carbonic fermentation, limited remontage and pigeage. Elevage was undertaken on light lees in seasoned demi-muid, foudres of 1250 L capacity, and stainless steel. Wines were unracked up until final blending. Bottled without filtration 11 months after harvest.

Blend : Grenache (56%), Mataro (40%), Shiraz (4%)
ABV : 14.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Pete Schell
Winemaker Pete Schell
Barossa Valley, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

96Points
James Suckling

"Really beautiful and floral on the nose with dried flowers, as well as sage, highlighting the pretty berry character. Full-bodied, tight and chewy with lovely fruit and freshness. Linear centre palate. A blend of 56% Grenache, 40% Mataro and 4% Shiraz. Drink or hold." - James Suckling (JamesSuckling.com)

94Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"56% grenache, 40% mataro, 4% shiraz. A distinctly spicy bouquet, and the medium-bodied palate plays follow the leader, plush and welcoming, neither tannin nor oak doing anything more - this leaves the spicy, juicy palate free to roam across the palate." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

Delivery

Delivery is Free for any order over $149 or more, or just $10 for any orders of $149 or less. There is no minimum order quantity and you can mix and match as much as you like. Make your perfect mix pack!

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Warehouse Pickup is also available for Sydney customers, 10am-5pm Monday to Friday. To select Warehouse Pickup as your shipping method enter our address "F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007" as your shipping address during checkout.Your order will be packed and ready within 2 hours. Please complete your purchase online before visiting us as we are not licensed to sell over the counter.

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FaQs
Do I have to order in dozens?

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I am trying to add more of a wine to my cart but it won’t let me?

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Does Different Drop have a physical store?

No, not really. More of a warehouse/office. We do however offer a Click & Collect option from our warehouse in Ultimo, Sydney. Our warehouse address for Click & Collect is: F5A, 42 Wattle St, Ultimo, 2007

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