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MAXWELL-STOCKED.

Concentrated. Robust. Characterful. The qualities of the winemaker reflect in the quality of the wine. Because every wine that’s made by Maxwell is, indeed, Maxwell-made. The unique result of one man’s vision, tenacity and unbending standards. Since 1979, Mark Maxwell has come to understand the unique terroir of our limestone hill. And extract every characteristic nuance for every estate wine, regardless of price. Little wonder James Halliday noted our consistent excellence – in red wines particularly – and accorded us his five red-star rating.

-BRANDED.

 

"A snapshot of a 
season that will
never be repeated"

 Wine View Vale

 

 

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At Maxwell we view a bottle of wine as more than a drink. It is the culmination of a diversified range of talents. From the Head Winemaker to cellar hand. From cooper to farmer, viticulturist to glassmaker, designer and more in-between. Most of all it is a snapshot of a season that will never be repeated and in this way every bottle of wine is truly unique. 

 

2014 Eocene Shiraz

The Maxwell Eocene Shiraz is a terroir focussed, single vineyard Shiraz from
the most northern part of the estate on the corner of Olivers and Chalk Hill
Roads in McLaren Vale. The vines are a special clone called 1654 and planted
in 1994, are now given special treatment of leaf plucking and cultivation and
cover crops to enhance the individual characters of the berries. The soil
profile comprises alluvial grey-brown loam over limestone – specifically
Blanche Point Formation with Tortachilla Limestone. The geology of this area
was created 35 million years ago during the Eocene Epoch, hence the name
given to this wine. 

Tasting Notes

Colour Deep purple in colour.

Nose Aromas of bright and vibrant berry fruit and vanilla oak.

Palate The palate is well balanced with generous fruit weight, fresh fruit flavours of blackberry, raspberry and plum with integrated soft oak tannins.

Vintage Notes

Summer conditions were warmer than average with two heat waves through January and one in February, which tested the limits of grapevine tolerance to heat. Early in the season were high speed winds which reduced berry set, and the size of canopies. Rain in February rehydrated vines and freshened up vine leaves and started a pattern of cooler daytime temperatures which allowed fruit to finish ripening with moderate temperatures. The moisture boost also helped improve fruit balance on generally low crop levels.

Technical Notes

Winemaker Andrew Jericho & Mark Maxwell

Alcohol 14.5%

pH 3.34

TA 6.8 g/L

$55.00
per Bottle
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Maxwell Wines

Olivers Rd McLaren Vale
South Australia 5171
Phone: +61 8 8323 8200
Fax: +61 8 8323 8900
experience@maxwellwines.com.au

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