2018 Tasting Notes
2018 – The Season
Below average winter rains, followed by well timed but sparse spring and early summer falls and mildtemperatures set up the Barossa for an early, quantitatively modest harvest of clean and fresh fruit. Bright, fleshy fruit, good natural freshness and weigh are the hallmarks of the 2018 whites and roses.
2018 Spinifex Rosé 13.0% abv
Sourced from old Barossa Valley Grenache (65%), Mataro (25%) and Cinsault (10%). The range ofvineyards is broad, ranging in age from 15 to 120years old, (averaging 65 years if you had to find a fairnumber) grown in sands, loam over clays, deep red claysand classic terra rossa (red clay over limestone) soils.Mainly bush vines, all hand-picked, dry grown – old school. Chilled over-night, bunches are crushed and macerated prior to pressing and the lightly clarifiedjuice fermented with indigenous yeasts in stainless steel. Only 5% was fermented in old French oak demimuids due to the fruit weigh evident in the young wines.All parcels were matured on lees for 4 months prior toblending and bottling.