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2018 Spinifex Muscat a Petit Grains

Barossa Valley, SA

White Muscat AKA Frontignac from the skilled hands of Peter Schell.

$26.00

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About The Wine

There's plenty of new things happening at Spinifex. Winemaker Peter Schell never sits still for long.

Here he takes on some old vine Muscat growing in the Moppa sub-region of the Barossa Valley.

The grapes are picked by hand, fermented wild, then left to sit on lees in Acacia wood for six months before bottling. 

The idea here is to enhance the textural components of the variety so the insane floral aromatics that the variety is known for don't drown out everything else.

It's a spot on release and great value if you are looking for an alternative to your classic aromatic whites.

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
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From The Producer

Muscat Blanc à Petit Grains--white Muscat or 'Fronti' in South Oz--is sourced from a 40-year-old vineyard in Moppa, in the north-west corner of the Barossa Valley.

All the fruit was hand harvested and bunches were chilled overnight prior to being destemmed and spontaneously fermented for seven days prior to pressing. After pressing, the young wine was transferred, with its lees, into seasoned acacia wood barriques where it rested for six months prior to being racked and bottled without filtration.

Blend : White Muscat (100%)
ABV : 14.00%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2022
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Pete Schell
Winemaker Pete Schell
Barossa Valley, SA
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So much in the way of perfume here. Rose petals, and spiced notes, orange peel, the aromatics fly from the glass. In the mouth it shows similar flavours but with a lovely textural chew from the lees time. A calm, classy depiction of this variety. - Different Drop Wine Team

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Fragrant and dry

Amazing on the nose - complex, powerfully fragrant, and with a delicious, dry finish.

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