SPINIFEX PAPILLON

SPINIFEX PAPILLON

SPINIFEX

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Background

"This year's wine is drawn from two exceptionally old vineyards, both dry-grown bush vines. The Grenache (the lion's share at 95% of the blend) comes off circa 1890 vines, rooted in a deep, coarse sandy soil. This parcel was naturally fermented with 50% whole bunches for heightened fragrance and freshness. The Cinsault, again from pre-Great War vines (1910), grows in a red clay terroir. This fruit is de-stemmed and fermented as whole berries. Each vineyard is hand harvested when just ripe to "...ensure natural acids, freshness, spice and the fresher, edgier tannins are preserved"." - BIBENDUM

Tasting Note

"Fermented with indigenous yeasts and matured on lees for 5 months, in a mixture of concrete, stainless steel and large old oak prior to blending and bottling. This would do a top southern Rhône producer proud. It sports a deliciously crunchy texture, cleansing acidity, savoury grip, and is somehow perfectly integrated with the wine's generous fruit giving a delicious sense of balance." - BIBENDUM