"While Spinifex has been playing around with Tempranillo since 2006, it's only been since vintage 2018 that the wine has been fully sourced from a single vineyard in the higher reaches of Rowland Flat (halfway up the hill to the Steingarten Riesling vineyard). It's a small site, positioned immediately adjacent to a small bush-vine Mataro parcel that Spinifex has been using in their rosŽ for the last six years or so. Throughout this time, Schell has been sneaking across and tasting the Tempranillo fruit whenever he's been checking on the Mataro. Eventually he felt compelled to approach the growers. Pete calls the Tempranillo "another indulgence on his part". He loves the way the fruit (grown on red clay over limestone) shows good flavour development early while retaining good acidity."
"Mid weight palate with lively red berry and tart stone fruit flavours that mesh with nervy, bright fruit acids and light, snappy tannins." - Winemakers note