Spinifex is the project of New Zealand-born Peter Schell, a Roseworthy graduate who had spent several vintages working in the south of France prior to establishing Spinifex. Given his time working in southern France, a focus on Shiraz, Grenache, Mataro and Cinsault was hardly surprising.
The three vineyards that provided the fruit for Garcon are located in the extreme west (Moppa), north (Ebeneezer) and east (Bethany) of the Barossa and are 55, 90 and 85 years of age respectively. All are unirrigated and hand picked.
Bright, deep ruby, blue-hued High toned, mineral edged red and blue fruits lead to a savoury aromatic core of dried herbs, game and potters clay. Pure but with a restrained rusticity. Youthful, mid-weight palate, bright spiced red cherry and ripe raspberry fruits turn to a slatey, dried spice and cherry pit close. Precise and focussed, fine sandy tannins and bright acids deliver drive and finish.