About The Wine
A landmark moment for the Spinifex label - a patch of Eden Valley dirt that Pete Schell and Magali Gely can finally call their own.
This is the new flagship Shiraz for Spinifex. Rostein vineyard sits high up in the dress cirle of Eden Valley in the hallowed pocket known as the Flaxman Valley. The higher altitude (almost 500m above sea level) and the hungry sandy soils make for perfect conditions to grow intense Shiraz.
Acquired in 2014, this site is set to be the jewel in the Spinifex crown. Organic management principals and a wholistic approach to vineyard cultivation is the approach.
This is a mighty wine, well worth the flagship designation. Built to be a long-term cellaring propisition yet suple enough to approach in its youth, South Australia has a new icon Shiraz and its name is Rostein.
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.