2019 Spinifex Vermentino

2019 Spinifex Vermentino 2019 Spinifex Vermentino

2019 Spinifex Vermentino

$23.99

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$24.99 per single bottle
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$23.99

(buy 12 or more)

$24.99 per single bottle
Bottles
4 payments of $6.25 with More info
Taste Guarantee
Love it or your money back*
Free Delivery
On orders Over $300*

There is Vermentino, and then there are high quality Vermentino like this one from Spinifex.

Textured and weighty, yet still with crunchy acidity to finish, this gives many Aussie examples a serious run for the money (and in excellent packaging to match).

Tech stuff

How was it made?

This is a terrific example of this variety. Sourced from a 1-acre vineyard growing on hard, ironstone-rich soil in one of the highest parts of Koonunga Hill in Barossa's extreme north. Vermentino is a rugged and hardy variety that Schell tells us ripens relatively slowly here, retaining acidity while delivering generous texture. Regarding the winemaking, whole bunches were cooled overnight before being placed in a small, enclosed stainless steel fermenter and allowed to ferment naturally for 24 days prior to pressing. Schell blocked the malolactic and the wine rested on full lees, in old wood, developing texture for six months prior to racking. Bottled without filtration. This would challenge many a top Italian example. Expect a fabulous fleshy texture that nonetheless keeps super fresh and vibrant by the tangy acidity and powdery grip from the subtle, whole bunch ferment notes. Really complex with bosc pear, nettle and a gentle nutty close. Yes please!

Who made it?

Spinifex was started in 2001 with the opportunity to source some great old vine Mataro growing in deep white drift-sand on the Barossa Valleys’ Western Ridge. Owned by husband and wife team, Peter Schell and Magali Gely, their focus is on regional wines from the traditional Mediterranean grape varieties that have been grown successfully in Australia for over 150 years - Shiraz, Mataro, Grenache, Cinsault, Carignan, Ugni Blanc, Grenache Gris, Marsanne and Semillon. They aim to make wines that display signatures of vineyard provenance and vintage, show regional typicity and have a consistent thread of 'house style' that reflects their preferences and experiences with wine. The wines they choose to make are predominately blends, the synergies derived from blending wines of differing character enhance the subtle complexities, even textures and profound personalities delivered from great old vine vineyards.

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