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2016 Spinifex Riesling

Barossa Valley, SA

Top flight Eden Valley Riesling.

HIGH SCORE

$38.00

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Whoowee, live one here... So impressive. Great drinking. This is outstanding.

Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

About The Wine

You may know Peter Schell and Spinifex for their earth-shatteringly good Barossa reds, but the man also knows how to make a mean white.

Pete and wife Magail purchased an old Eden Valley vineyard planted with excellent Riesling a few years ago and the results so far have been top notch. This old vineyard crops ridiculously low, usually yielding less than a tonne per acre. The fruit is treated to varying ferments, some in old oak, some going through malolactic fermentation. The finished wine is unfined and unfiltered so you get to experience everything this fruit has to offer. It is an astonishingly good Riesling.

Mike Bennie notes of the 2016 release "So impressive. Great drinking. This is outstanding" in his 95+ point review. Top shelf Eden Valley Riesling here.

About Spinifex

Spinifex is one of the undercover jewels of the Barossa Valley, and very much a pioneer of the changing direction of this famous region.

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. Pete’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.  These are brilliant Barossa wines.

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

From The Producer

Single Vineyard Flaxman Valley Riesling, vines were planted in 1956 (0.8 tonnes per acre) . Dry grown, hand harvested. Varied fermentation techniques utilised -25% fermented as whole berries, 10% ferment in old French oak (500L), partial malolactic fermentation with the balance in Stainless steel. All indigenous yeasts (wild) matured on lees for 4 months. No filtration. Dry - approximately 1.5 g/Litre residual sugar. Gains weight and texture from ultra low yield, highly concentrated fruit and combination of said fermentation methods and elevage.

Blend : Riesling (100%)
ABV : 12.60%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml

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

Critic Reviews

95Points
The Wine Front

"From the Eden Valley comes this complex, powerful, textural riesling. It sees times on lees, a portion matured in old, large format oak barrel. Whoowee, live one here. Scintillating freshness, velocity through the palate, squeaky-unyielding tightness, bustle of citrus and spice. It’s lime zest and lemongrass with flinty notes in the bouquet – attractive as all get out in perfume. Though punchy in expression there’s a juiciness too, and though fine in approach now you feel that the strict nature of the wine bodes well for long term cellaring. I like the lime juice and slate-like mineral feel here. So impressive. Great drinking. This is outstanding." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

Delivery

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