NV Spinifex Solana

A unique Barossan creation here from Peter Schell. This multi-vintage, multi-varietal, aged white wine is fascinating and delicious all at once.
Rated 3.0 out of 5 stars
2 Reviews

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Here's something you don't see from the Barossa every day!

The Spinifex Solana is a multi-vintage white wine aged under flor in old barrels for a minimum of four year before release.

Peter Schell, owner/purveyor of Spinifex, selects parcels of fruit from each vintage to essentially be barreled down for a solera process. It's been a long time in the making. The first fruit for this project was squirreled away during the 2005 harvest. What now sits in the bottle is unlike any white wine you are likely to have tried from the famous Barossa region.

It's a nutty, savoury, saline white golden wine with teriffic texture and extraordinary length.

A one of a kind from a one of a kind Barossa winemaker.

Started in 2005 and comprised in most years of small portions of white wine parcels that are also components of Spinifex's Lola in that given vintage, the grapes are retained and matured sur lie in old barriques. The barrels are stored outside in the elements and hence the name Solana, meaning "under the sun". The composition of La Solana mirrors that of Lola over the years, being based on Barossa and Eden Valley Ugni blanc, Semillon, Vermentino, Viognier, Marsanne and Roussanne. The average age of wines in this first bottling is estimated at 4 years.

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Rated 3.0 out of 5 stars
Based on 2 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 1 Total 4 star reviews: 0 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 1
2 reviews
  • R
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    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    4 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Enthusiast
    Rated 1 out of 5 stars
    Very unusal style, not for me

    I usually do not mind off-kilter, unusual styles but I couldn't drink this. I found it just a weird combination of flavours, fortified but also more youthful. The previous reviewer said you'd need to like a dry-sherry-style, I'd never encountered that style but I assume I'm not one them. So I guess I'm echoing that, be wary of this unless you know you like that style or are keen to give it a try.

  • C
    Verified Buyer
    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    4 years ago
    Wine Knowledge Level Cork Dork
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Very good IN ITS STYLE

    You have to like a fino/dry sherry style.

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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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