Spinifex Lola 2022

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Spinifex Lola 2022
Producer Spinifex
Region, Country Barossa Valley, Australia
Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size 12
Product Code 23514-750

Semillon 40%, Clairette 28%, Ugni Blanc 16%, Chenin Blanc 16%. Pete Schell is crafting a flock of exciting whites from the Barossa and Eden Valleys these days, yet Lola is the original, and some would say most multi-layered, release. Semillon has taken the lead in the blend for the last few years, as it did in 2022. It’s joined by 28% Clairette, 16% Ugni Blanc and 16% Chenin Blanc. The Semillon—a grape grown in the Barossa Valley since the 1850s—is sourced from three old-vine sites (65, 75 and 95 years old) in Ebenezer. The Clairette is from an elevated site in Rowland Flat on the valley's eastern side. This late-ripening grape, with excellent acid retention, provides additional freshness. Ugni Blanc and Chenin Blanc contribute texture, freshness and a lick of salinity.

Schell’s extensive attention in the vineyards and a light touch in the shed have given us another exceptional release of this unconventional white. Matured on lees in mostly older wood, it’s a deliciously fresh, textured white blend with nice phenolic tension, bracing acidity and a long, savoury finish—one of Barossa’s originals and best. This is hand’s down one of the best renditions of Lola we have tried. It’s super complex, layered with florals, citrus, fresh hay, honeyed depth and delicate touches of wispy reduction. It’s as savoury as it is primary, with salty inflections and delicious waxy texture. A wine destined for the dining table. 

Spinifex Lola 2022

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