2021 Spinifex Chardonnay

Peter Schell working wonders with Adelaide Hills Chardonnay - deeply flavoured, textural and balanced with freshness.

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Peter Schell has been working with a few vineyards in the Adelaide Hills over the past few years to bring this satisfying single site Chardonnay to us.

Sourced entirely from the low-yielding Morialta Vineyard, the grapes are handled with the utmost care in the vineyard, with everything done by hand. The fruit spent all of its fermentation time in oak and went through partial malo before being left on lees for 9 months. This labour of love has given a beautiful, deeply flavoured Chardonnay that keeps balance and freshness.

A satisfying wine through and through, perfect to share around the table with friends and family.

Fruit was hand harvested in the cool of the morning and then chilled overnight prior to full destemming and crushing the following day. The must was left to macerate for 4 hours prior to gentle pressing. Around 50% of the juice was transferred directly to barrel ex-press, the balance roughly settled for 18 hrs before being filled to wood. Fermentation was undertaken by indigenous yeasts entirely in wood, around 70% new. Fermentation progressed at ambient temperatures and lasted 10 days and was followed by partial malo-lactic fermentation. The young wine spent the next 9 months on full yeast lees with only intermittent battonage prior to racking and bottling just prior to the ’22 vintage.

Region: Adelaide Hills, SA
Blend: Chardonnay (100%)
ABV: 13.50%
Closure: 750ml
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Spinifex Wines

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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