Spinifex 'Bete Noir' Shiraz

Spinifex 'Bete Noir' Shiraz

Spinifex

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Background

"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."

Tasting Note

"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." - Winemakers Note