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2016 Spinifex Bete Noir

Barossa Valley, SA

The epitome of modern, elegant, premium Barossa Shiraz from a master craftsman of the region.

$35.00

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About
2016 gifts a Bête Noir of lovely purity of fruit and freshness.

Peter Schell, owner/winemaker

About The Wine

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

Unlike most of Spinifex's wines, 'Bete Noir' is 100% varietal, in this case, Shiraz.

But unlike many big and bold Barossa Shiraz, with 30% of the fruit coming from the Barossa's cooler neighbour Eden Valley this wine has remarkable perfume, elegance and balance.

This has a distinctive 'old world' feel with the vibrancy of South Australian fruit. A wine with an impeccable track record for a true Shiraz connoisseur.

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
Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

"2016 gifts a Bête Noir of lovely purity of fruit and freshness. It's refined, medium-bodied, detailed and aromatic, with a spectrum of both "noir" and red fruits, with an undercurrent of aromatic spice and herb elements. The palate is carried by a strong, yet supple, core of fleshy, plummy fruit, bitter chocolatey-like tannins and refreshing ripe acidity." - Peter Schell, owner/winemaker

"70yo vines, hand-sorted, whole berry/whole bunch wild-fermented, 7-20 days on skins, matured in French oak (20% new) for 16 months. A medium-bodied shiraz with flavours of dark berries and plums framed by a complex web of savoury spices, forest floor and tannins. Exceptional length, beautiful wine." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

Additional Info

From The Producer

The 2016 Bête is a blend from seven vineyards located across a variety of Barossa's sub regions, with the Eastern foothills, Moppa, Moculta, and the Eden Valley all contributing. Vineyard age ranges between 25 and 120 years, with 60 years being a fair average across the blend.

2016 gifts a Bête Noir of lovely purity of fruit and freshness. It's refined, medium-bodied, detailed and aromatic, with a spectrum of both "noir" and red fruits, with an undercurrent of aromatic spice and herb elements. The palate is carried by a strong, yet supple, core of fleshy, plummy fruit, bitter chocolatey-like tannins and refreshing ripe acidity.

All fruit was hand harvested. The proportion of whole clusters varied from "everything to nothing" depending on the vineyard, with roughly 35% in the final blended cuvée. Vinified with indigenous yeast fermentation, élevage on lees in new (25%) and seasoned French oak barrels ranging in capacity from 225 litre to 2,500 litre for 20 months prior to bottling without filtration.

Blend : Shiraz (100%)
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Pete Schell
Winemaker Pete Schell
Barossa Valley, SA
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