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.
In 2014, 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.
Now released under the Rostein estate label, this old vineyard (planted originally in 1945) crops ridiculously low, usually yielding less than a tonne per acre. The fruit is treated to old 1000L oak for ferment and 16 months maturation, with time on lees and the barrel work bringing layers upon layers of texture. The finished wine is unfined and unfiltered so you get to experience everything this wonderful fruit has to offer.
It is an astonishingly good Riesling in a alternate style to most from the area.
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.