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2017 Spinifex Papillon

Barossa Valley, SA

Another enchanting Papillon blend - bright, spicy and made for daytime drinking!

$28.00

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About
Papillon is all about capturing the fresh spice, fruit and herb aromas and flavours of Grenache and Cinsault in a supple, medium weight wine.

Peter Schell, Owner/Winemaker

About the Wine

Introducing Papillon - one of the most gluggable reds in the Barossa Valley!

The Spinifex wines cover a wide spectrum, from rich, full-throttled old vine Shiraz all the way to this, a light bodied, energetic Grenache Cinsault blend made for easy day-time drinking.

These styles are certainly in vogue but as usual, winemaking wizard Schell elevates it to another level, utilising incredibly old vines and astute winemaking to add depth and complexity to what is joyously pure red berried fruit. 

Papillon is one of our go-to's and just unbeatable value.  What a producer Spinifex is.

 

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.

Spinifex Wines - truly hand-crafted
Spinifex Wines - truly hand-crafted
Barossa Valley, SA
Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

"Incredibly perfumed with lifted blueberry, strawberry and lavender notes. The palate is super pure, vibrant and juicy with those same, red and blue fruits and southern French florals. Grenadine as well. Really bright and racy, this a wine built of fragrance (on both the nose and the palate). It would do a top southern Rhone producer proud. A deliciously crunchy texture, cleansing acidity, and savoury grip, is somehow perfectly integrated with the wine's generous fruit giving a surreal sense of balance." - Bibendum Wines

94Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"58% grenache, 42% cinsaut, 90yo vines, whole berry/whole bunch wild fermentation, 30% matured for 8 months in French oak, 70% in stainless steel and concrete tanks. Light hue; a fragrant bouquet of wild herbs, dusty earth and diminutive red berry aromas is followed by a fresh, lively, spicy palate. Drink to me, it says, but don't talk about me. Hard not to, it's so fresh." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)

Additional Info

From the Producer

Crafted from a range of old vine, dry grown Grenache and Cinsault (90 years of age on average), located in the east and far northern reaches of the Barossa Valley. Each vineyard is hand harvested when just ripe to "...ensure natural acids, freshness, spice and the fresher, edgier tannins are preserved." As always, the wine is naturally fermented with a portion of whole bunches (30% in this case for heightened fragrance and more freshness) and pulled out of old wood after six months with the same logic.

Blend : Cinsautlt, Grenache
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2023
Bottle Size : 750ml

One of Australia
One of Australia's finest winemakers - Peter Schell
Barossa Valley, SA
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  ORDERS OVER $149 GET FREE SHIPPING

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  ORDERS OVER $999 GET A $100 DISCOUNT

This will all be automatically applied to your cart during the checkout process. So for example, if you create a cart with a total of $310, your final price at checkout will be $290. The discount will generally be applied to the first item in the cart. For very large wholesale or function orders (weddings etc) we are always happy to negotiate on a case by case basis. Don't hesitate to contact us.