Spinifex Bête Noir 2018 (6 Bottles), Barossa Valley

by Fine Wine Cellars

$210.00 GST Included

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2018 Tasting Notes

2018 Bete Noir is a blend a selected Shiraz wines made from six vineyards growing in sub regions located around the periphery of the Barossa , Moppa, Moculta, Eden Valley, High Eden, Bethany and the Eastern Foothills. the extreme north west corner of the Barossa Valley is a small, old vineyard. Vineyard ages range from between 25 and 125 years – 65 years being a fair average across the blend.

All fruit was hand harvested. The proportion of whole clusters retained in the fermementations varied from between 15% and 45%, equating to about 35 % in the final blend. Vinified with indigenous yeasts, macerations ranged from between 10 and 30 days prior to pressing and elevage on light lees in French oak barrels, 20% new, in a range of sizes from 225 through to 2500 L. Bottled 20 months after harvest. Unfixed and unfiltered. Vegan friendly.

Deep, dark ruby

A perfumed, dark fruited and multi-layered Barossa Valley Shiraz. Deep, complex aromas of dark plum, ripe mullberry and confit cherry are overlain with a fine veneer of dried herb, brown cardamom, carbide and fresh leather.

Bright, very deep garnet, black core.

Youthful, full bodied palate, richly tannic, velvety and long. Strong dried black currant and dark cherry flavours on attack are framed with discreet notes wood ash, clove and warm loamy notes. Soft, ripe fruit acids are present but the wine is driven by rich, weighty, mature fruit tannins that deliver texture and freshness.

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Description

Spinifex Wines owners and operators, 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 France, and over the last ten years Peter has worked six French vintages, in Provence, the Languedoc, Bordeaux and Burgundy.
Spinifex Wines owners and operators, 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.
Wine making process at Spinifex Wines

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.

Spinifex Wines 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.

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