2016 Spinifex Indigene

Barossa Valley, SA

Old vine Barossa Valley Shiraz Mataro. Deep, dark and brooding. Classic Barossa and classic Spinifex.

$65.00

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About

About The Wine

Spinifex has helped redefine the modern Barossa Valley.

Winemaker Peter Schell is a master blender, constantly searching for balance and a more refined vision of the Barossa.

The Indigene is a classic Rhone Valley blend of Shiraz & Mataro , sourced from six vineyards averaging 70 years of age.

It's a powerful yet elegant beast, showing all the intensity and gravitas of an old-vine Barossa red but with the Spinifex finesse.

It's wines like this that have built Peter Schell's reputation as one of the finest winemakers 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.

Spinifex Wines - truly hand-made
Spinifex Wines - truly hand-made
Barossa Valley, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

"Deep garnet. Deep, complex and masculine aromatics. Higher-toned dried dark cherry, blueberry, violet laced blackberry fruits, fresh bay leaf and pickled walnut rise over a darker core of suede, Indian ink, hardwoods, brazil nut, coffee and boudin noir.Intense and concentrated, yet not expansive. Dark, savoury and saline elements find balance against fleshy, elemental fruit. Initially subjugated by the unresolved core of red and black fruits, stony acids and fine sandy tannins build to drive the finish, fresh and firm. The restrained complexity of old vineyards and the generosity given by the Barossa's ancient soils are both evident in measure." - Peter Schell, owner/winemaker

97Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Deep crimson-purple. Clearly the best of the three very good '16 Spinifex Shirazs, all making light of a vintage that had a few challenges, and also reflecting the old vines. It effortlessly moves along a bouquet and palate that are supremely elegant, complexity so deeply seated and balanced you barely notice it until the time comes to spit it out. Purple and black fruits sit within a web of tannins and a whisper of oak." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

95Points
The Wine Front

"Has that dried blood/game meat thing going on strong, a savoury wine of generosity and depth emerges. Plush in the palate but set to just over medium weight. Intense, dark berry fruit, a sluice of root beer through it all, then the earth and bloodiness envelops things and a swish of silty tannins finishes the wine. Great length, detail and overall appeal here. A lot to chew on and a lot to admire. A fantastic expression." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Additional Info

From The Producer


2016 Indigene was sourced from six vineyards averaging 70 years of age (ranging from 20 to 110 years) located in pockets of quartz shot clay and silty sand soils across the Barossa Valley at elevations of between 230 and 420 m.a.s.l.

 

Blend : Shiraz (87%), Mataro (13%)
ABV : 14.5%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Pete Schell
Winemaker Pete Schell
Barossa Valley, SA
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