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2019 Spinifex Dominion Grenache

Barossa Valley, SA

Peter Schell's first ever 'estate' red, and it's a stunner. Modern Barossa Grenache at its very best.

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So long and effortless... So impressive.

Nick Stock (James Suckling)

About The Wine

The Spinifex duo, Peter Schell and Magali Gely, have purchased their own patch of the Barossa Valley on Nuriap Road.

The Dominion Grenache is the first wine from their estate vines. It's a classic Spinifex Grenache - picked at perfect ripeness, vinified carefully and released as a pure, balanced expression of grape and region.

This has plenty of flavour but remains just on the fuller side medium-bodied. It's a cavalcade of cherry, plum and sweet spices, the tannins fine but sure.

This is the quintessential modern Barossa Grenache with both freshness and flavour in equal proportion.

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.

Winemaker Peter Schell
Winemaker Peter Schell
Barossa Valley, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

From a parcel on Nuriap Road at the north end of Vine Vale, planted in 1908.

Blend : Grenache (100%)
ABV : 14.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Pete Schell
Winemaker Pete Schell
Barossa Valley, SA
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96Points
James Suckling

"This has a very attractive, brambly raspberry nose with wild herbs and rose-like florals dressing very pure fruit aromas. The palate has a very strong, centered and long shape with plenty of bright raspberries and a lithe, juicy weave of ripe tannin. So long and effortless. Dark raspberry and red-plum flavors last for minutes. So impressive. Drink or hold." - Nick Stock (JamesSuckling.com)

95Points
The Wine Front

"Estate grown Spinifex wine. Exotic spice, silky texture, impressive length and that sense of ‘poise’. It’s excellent, from its floral, pretty perfume, fine, lacy tannins through to succulent, leaner fruit flavours, it’s a very refined grenache of poise and presence in the vogue of somewhere near great pinot noir or nebbiolo, even. Such finesse. Amazing wine." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

92Points
Halliday Wine Companion

"Estate-grown fruit from a single vineyard at the north end of Vine Vale, planted 1908; unfiltered. Medium purple red. All the classic red fruits of grenache are expressed in raspberry and strawberry, with the depth of blackberry and a distinctly savoury edge of dried oregano. The furry, drying tannins of 2019 support a structured finish of even persistence and medium-term potential." - Tyson Stelzer (Halliday Wine Companion)

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Superb new-wave Grenache

Another example of Spinifex's quality wine-making is to be found with this almost pinot-like grenache. Totally delicious!

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