2020 Spinifex Lola

Barossa Valley, SA

Great value, complex, textural blend of white Rhone varieties from the Barossa Valley.

$25.00

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...it's a delicious, slinky textured white blend, flush with citrus, custard apple, soft spice, almond blossom, cream and stony tones.

Dave Brookes (Halliday Wine Companion)

About The Wine

Spinifex frontman Peter Schell is most known for his reds, but 'Lola' has to be one of the most creatively conceived whites in the county.

Schell blends Semillon, Vermentino, and Clairette into a deliciously textural and vibrant table wine. Not exactly your typical Barossa blend!

The fruit comes from a selection of Barossa vineyards planted up to 110 years ago, with Pete taking the best parcels each year to craft the wine he feels the vintage warrants.

I would challenge you to find a more interesting and food-friendly white blend than Lola, and considering its small production and the work Pete has put into crafting it, it really is outstanding value for money.

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

All parcels were hand harvested, bunches chilled prior to crushing and macerations varied from 2-24 hours prior to pressing. All fermentations were conducted with indigenous yeasts in a combination of old French oak barriques, puncheons and stainless steel tanks. Approximately 20% also underwent natural malolactic fermentation. Components were matured sur lie for 10 months prior to bottling.

Blend : Semillon, Vermentino, Clairette
ABV : 13.07%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

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

Critic Reviews

91Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"There was no accompanying information describing the breakdown of the grape varieties in this year's Lola, but sometimes such minutiae just isn't necessary. All you really need to know is that it's a delicious, slinky textured white blend, flush with citrus, custard apple, soft spice, almond blossom, cream and stony tones. The interplay between the light phenolic swirl and acidity is bang on, finishing dry, savoury and long, with a light wash of mountain herbs." - Dave Brookes (Halliday Wine Companion)

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Spinifex Lola

yet another little rippa from Spinifex

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Great value

What a surprise at this price point , bright textured wine great with food or a Sunday afternoon in the sun

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Interesting tasty white

Prefer their straight Clairette but hard to come by so the Lola blend is a great alternative. Good acidity nice bit of richness texture and nutty ness. Will certainly buy again!

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