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Spinifex Luxe Rose 2017

Spinifex Luxe Rose 2017

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Tasting Notes

Mataro, Grenache and Cinsault. This prestige rosé first made an appearance in 2009, and has been produced in the appropriate vintages ever since. Peter Schell explains, "Luxe is selected from only those (rosé) parcels that have particular aromatic and textural complexity - we are drawn to sections that display what we call secondary fruit - fresh and dried flowers, herbs, spice, minerality, white and green tea-like aromatics - rather than primary fruit - fresh berry fruits etc." It is, therefore, little surprise that the wine is rich in savoury Mataro fruit.

With more grip, more texture, and more savoury depth (than Spinifiex's regular rosé), Luxe is Spinifex's self-confessed homage to the textural rosés of France's coastal Mediterranean vineyards - Bandol, Cassis and St-Tropez, and what a homage it is! Perfumed and perfectly pitched in the mouth, it is really hard to nail the descriptors, which range from grenadine and blackberry jube, to all kinds of crushed and roasted herbs. The finish is fine, fine, fine and super fresh. A wine of impressive finesse, and Schell's finest rosé to date.

Peter Schell and Magali Gely have had a home in the Barossa Valley for over twenty years and hold a strong commitment to and passion for the Barossa. They also have a strong French connection, both physically and philosophically. Magali's family, who up until recently were vignerons with a long lineage in Lunel, near Montpellier, still live in south west France, and over the last ten years Peter has worked six French vintages, in Provence, the Languedoc, Bordeaux and Burgundy. Time spent in the south of France has fuelled their interest in making unique, hand crafted wines with personality, which are generous and honest expressions of the varieties and their provenance.Grapes are sourced from a group of dedicated growers in both the Barossa and Eden Valleys, taking advantage of the great diversity of the soils and meso-climates of the Barossa to create wines with balance, character, depth of flavour and Barossan generosity.

- Winery Note

Product Type Wine Red Rose
Volume 750ml
Country Australia
Region South Australia
Sub Region Barossa Valley
Winemaking Practices Minimal Intervention
Vineyard Practices Minimal Intervention