Spinifex wines stand out from the crowd with their imagination and daring: a superbly savoury 2006 rosé, for example...

The Weekend Australian
September 2007

New World Icons of Today & Tomorrow... by Max Allen


Top 5 Australian Icons of Tomorrow

One of the most exciting things about Australia at the moment is the proliferation of (mostly) young winemakers setting up their own labels, often relying on bought-in grapes from old vineyards. Pete Schell and Magali Gely’s Spinifex wines stand out from the crowd with their imagination and daring: a superbly savoury 2006 rosé, for example, blends Grenache, Cinsault, Mataro and Shiraz, while a 2006 Grenache, Cinsault and Carignan red blend called Papillon tastes like a succulent Beaujolais spliced onto an earthy Côtes du Rhône.

 

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