Spinifex Rosé 2018

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65% Grenache, 10% Cinsault and 25% Mataro. In spite of the relentless proliferation of rosé on the market, Peter Schell's wine - now into its second decade of production - keeps coming up, well, roses. The fruit comes from a range of dry grown Barossa vineyards, "mainly bush vines, all hand-picked--old school," chuckles Pete. In short, sites selected for their ability to produce outstanding quality rosé material (the average age of vines is 65 years old although the oldest parcels range up to 120 years of age). Grapes are hand-picked. Approximately 5% was fermented and matured in old French oak demi-muids, the rest in tank. Bottled without filtration, the resulting wine offers the kind of vibrant perfume (of red fruit, nectarine and white flower), texture and crunchy line that were once the exclusive domaine of Provençal rosé. The 2018 a fleshy delight buoyed by crunchy raciness and a thirst slaking finish.

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Australia’s most famous wine region is known for many things. Gnarled, ancient bush-vines and big bold wines. The depth and concentration of its Shiraz, the perfume and line of its Grenache and the spice and meaty heft of its Mataro, or indeed a blend of all three and admired across the globe. But it is a region that is evolving. Sub-regional nuance is being explored and celebrated, alcohol and oak levels have retreated, alternative varieties have been embraced and wine styles span from the concentrated classics to natty numbers. In short; the Barossa is going through a renaissance and in the process, rediscovering itself and confidently paving its path into the future. Local Knowledge: Check out the lovely Casa Carboni wine bar in Angaston.

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