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 with the added benefit of them all coming from one of the best Barossa vintages in living memory.
These are muscular wines that will age beautifully and drink perfectly from day one.
It's he perfect way to get to know this star Barossa producer.
2018 Spinifex Esprit
The Esprit is Peter Schell's Grenache dominant blend made from vines up to 160 years old.
The Esprit sees Grenache united with its old friends Mataro and Shiraz, however the quality of the Grenache fruit demanding front and centre stage in this iteration of the blend.
As Pete says, "With Esprit we are seeking a pure, finely structured expression of the Barossa."
This, as with all Spinifex's wines, is balanced to perfection. If you love old vine Barossa Grenache, value-wise the Esprit is as good as you will find from any producer in the region.Read more about 2018 Spinifex Esprit
2018 Spinifex Syrah
Pete Schell continues to explore the possibilities with Shiraz/Syrah in his beloved Barossa Valley, and this vibrant and lifted Syrah is a gorgeous drink.
Designed as a more understated and elegant version of Barossa Shiraz, Schell picks fruit from a couple of different, cooler sites in the Barossa and Eden Valleys. The grapes are picked earlier to retain freshness and perfume, before seeing a mixture of stainless steel and wooden and concrete fermenters.
Wild and savoury yet soft and sumptuous, this is Barossa Shiraz unlike we usually see it.
Interesting, flavour-packed and moreish, this is another winner from this superstar winemaker.Read more about 2018 Spinifex Syrah
2018 Spinifex Bete Noir
Husband and wife team of Peter Schell and Magali Gely have extensive winemaking experience in the south of France, which proves the inspiration for their unique wines made from predominantly Rhone varietals.
Unlike most of Spinifex's wines, 'Bete Noir' is 100% varietal, in this case, Shiraz.
But unlike many big and bold Barossa Shiraz, with 30% of the fruit coming from the Barossa's cooler neighbour Eden Valley this wine has remarkable perfume, elegance and balance.
This has a distinctive 'old world' feel with the vibrancy of South Australian fruit. A wine with an impeccable track record for a true Shiraz connoisseur.Read more about 2018 Spinifex Bete Noir