Region: Eden Valley, SA
Spinifex was started by Magali Gely and Peter Schell in 2001. Magali comes from a family that has been growing wine near Montpellier for over ten generations, whilst Peter is a trained oenologist and has made wine in Burgundy, Switzerland, Provence, the Minervois, the Languedoc, Bordeaux and New Zealand. Their wines are typically produced from very old - 50 to 120 year old - low yielding vineyards in the Barossa and Eden Valleys.
A biodynamically farmed vineyard in Eden Valley. Riesling is wild fermented and matured in stainless steel tank on lees. It's a ripper. All about the texture, generosity for the variety, impact of each sip. Memorable for its curls and curves of fuzzy, nutty savouriness though the mainstay is lime juice, pure, unadulterated, gently sweet but with a rod of tang thrust through. Refreshing, but not simple, detailed and layered in the bits and pieces that make this wine more than the Eden jazz standard. Delicious from hello. Notes from Mike Bennie, The Winefront