2018 Spinifex Rostein Shiraz

Highly Rated
A mighty new flagship Shiraz from Spinifex. A superb wine from some of the best terroir in the Eden Valley.

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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.

2018 is the first vintage from this vineyard since we purchased it in 2014 that we felt delivered wines that warranted bottling as estate grown, single vineyard wines in terms of character and quality.

98 Points - "This has an assertive, red-cherry and blackberry nose with crushed stones, graphite and abundant fragrant spices, buried deep in black fruit. The palate has dense tannins and very intense, concentrated, blackberry and blood-plum flavours. Chiseled, compressed, velvety and powerful. Needs three to four years." - Nick Stock (JamesSuckling.com)

95 Points - "Blue fruits, crushed rocks, light spice, cola, some eucalyptus, fennel and minty notes. Yum smells. Palate is lush but controlled, deeply flavoured, ripples with fine swishes of tannin and finds cool acidity underlying, minerally and freshening. A gulpable red but one that asks for attention - lots of detail here, lots to sit and pause on. Some tension in the finish too; it speaks of save some for later. A very, very good shiraz." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

96 Points - "First release. Hand picked, no whole bunches. Wild-yeast fermented then matured for 12 months in 50% new barriques and demi-muids. A grand newcomer for Spinifex, this is the first time this vineyard has stepped up since it was purchased in 2014. Signature Eden Valley shiraz of full purple hue, reverberating with deep-set spice, powerful blackberry and satsuma plum fruit, fresh licorice and a full serve of dark chocolate oak. Impressive concentration is consummately backed with a fine yet taut frame of intricately suspended tannins that carry the finish very long indeed." - Tyson Stelzer (Halliday Wine Companion)

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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.

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