Spinifex is a gem of a producer based in the Barossa Valley. Through share farming and good relationships they have access to some great vineyard sites which they use to craft their wines. There is a strong focus on the sandier soils of the Barossa so they make lighter, more aromatic and elegant wines (by Barossa standards of course). Pete and Magali really craft their wines to reflect a sense of place, have texture and savoury qualities. Whats more the wines age remarkably well if you give them a chance.
Whites aren’t often the wines that get attention in the Barossa but this is one that you need to know. A textural, delicate, earthy, savoury wine that has lovely tropical fruit, apricot kernel and a long clean finish. Serve it cold for a refreshing drink but let it warm up for the full experience. The blend here is mostly Ugni Blanc (aka Trebbiano) some of which comes from vines that are 110-190 years old. The rest of the blend is Semillon which adds acid, Marsanne and Viognier which add weight and aromatic complexity.