By design, La Maline has always been Spinifex’s purest and most finely structured expression of Barossa Shiraz. Made in tiny quantities. The wine is cropped from meticulously tended terroir: 25-120-year-old, dry-grown vines from seven high-altitude sites spread across the Eden and Barossa Valleys.
All fruit was hand harvested and cooled overnight. Around 30-40% of bunches were retained depending on the vineyard. Fermentation took place in small open stainless steel and wooden fermenters, with indigenous yeasts. Approximately 1% pressed Viognier marc was added during fermentation. The wine was raised on light lees in a selection of thick staved 600 litre demi muids, and some barriques. Unfined and bottled without filtration.