About The Pack
This is a selection of the premium offerings from one of the Barossa Valley's most thoughtful and innovative producers.
There's a suppleness and refinement to everything Peter Schell turns his hand to. Here you get to see those qualities applied to exceptional old vine Barossa fruit.
These are muscular wines that will age beautifully. The perfect gift for the Barossa Valley die-hard.
2013 Spinifex Indigene
Spinifex has helped redefine the modern Barossa Valley.
Winemaker Peter Schell is a master blender, constantly searching for balance and a more refined vision of the Barossa.
The Indigene is a classic Rhone Valley blend of Shiraz & Mataro , sourced from six vineyards averaging 70 years of age.
The 2013 follows in the 2012's footsteps being a more delicate and vibrant wine than in previous years, but it certainly doesn't lack power or complexity.
With 96 points from James Halliday, 94 points from Mike Bennie on release, and now a little extra time in bottle, this wine is really coming into its own.Read more about 2013 Spinifex Indigene
2012 Spinifex Old Vine Shiraz
This is a deviation from the usual company line from Peter Schell.
Schell made his name as a trailblazer for the 'New Barossa' style, a more 'European' slant on the traditional Barossa powerhouse. But a good winemaker is guided by the fruit, and this particular batch of fruit from an ancient Nuriootpa vineyard was set decidedly to a more 'classic' Barossa tempo. Big, dark and brooding, Schell says it reminds him of the great classic wines of Penfolds and the like.
And so this separate bottling has come to be. It may not be for the Spinifex die-hard fans, but for enthusiasts of old-school Barossa Shiraz, this will be right in their wheelhouse.Read more about 2012 Spinifex Old Vine Shiraz
2015 Spinifex La Maline
Made in only tiny quantities, La Maline is a more elegant side of Barossa Shiraz. The fruit is sourced from four vineyards in the higher parts of the north-west Barossa, Moculta, Eden Valley and the Eastern foothills. With the deft touch we have come to expect from this producer, the fruit undergoes a wild ferment in large format oak (about 30% new) and sees a healthy dose of whole bunches and a small amount of Viognier skins for aromatic lift.
It is a pleasure to drink this wine. Finesse and intricacy combine effortlessly with the brooding power of the region. 97 points from James Halliday and all in all, a beautiful wine.Read more about 2015 Spinifex La Maline