2019 Spinifex Rose Barossa Valley – 2020 Spinifex Rosé was blended from 11 Barossa Valley vineyards, the youngest 20 years of age, the eldest well over 100. All were hand harvested and the whole bunches cooled over-night prior to crushing.
Maceration times were shorter than typical given the very low yields and small berries over the vintage. – Around 12-20 hours. The musts were allowed to settle prior to racking to their fermentation vessels, mainly stainless steel, with a small proportion going to very old French oak puncheons (500L) and demi-muids (600). Fermentations were carried out by indigenous yeasts and the young wines allowed to rest on yeast lees prior to racking and blending some 6 months after the harvest. A small portion underwent mall-lactic fermentation.
The varietal composition of the 2020 is a little different to their previous bottling (most notably with Mataro being dominant – by a whisker – and Carignan being included) and was a response to the extraordinary conditions of 2020.
Bottled without filtration, the resulting wine offers the kind of vibrant perfume, texture and crunchy line. Pulpy fruit, crunchy raciness and a thirst slaking finish. Much more in the vein of Bandol than Cotes de Provence or Coteaux Varois.
It doesn’t get much better than this!
Single Price: $29.00
Any Six Bottle Buy: $22.00
Price per case (12 bottles): $264.00