Lovers of this Barossan specialty should certainly clear some room on their wine list for the Spinifex Louis! Those who don’t normally go for sparkling reds should give this a go too! Super complex, it reminds me of the best sparkling reds of yesteryear. Notes of iodine and game with hints of old leather and loads of spice. The palate is medium bodied, fresh and just absolutely delicious. Also unusual for the style, the finish is salty and dry which means it can actually work at the table.
From a total of 155 dozen, this is the first disgorgement (50 dozen only) and release of a Spinifex Sparkling Shiraz. The base wine was vinified from an 1898 vineyard grown in the deep sands of Vine Vale, Barossa. Comprised mostly of the 2005 vintage with small amounts of 2006 and 2007, the wine spent nearly three years in barrel before triage. It went on to spend just under 10 years on lees prior to this first disgorgement. The sweetness has been held to the absolute minimum (approx. 3.5 g/l residual sugar).