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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.


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 We were looking for a name that reflected an early, easy drinking red that had not been in barrel and so had fresh youthful charm. The word fresca ticked the box as it is spanish for "fresh".

Tasting Notes

Colour Light red / purple in colour.

Nose Aromas of fresh red fruits, plum and hints of fragrant vanilla.

Palate Lively flavours on the palate of plum and raspberry. The palate is light and refreshing with smooth tannins on the finish.

Vintage Notes

The winter of 2016 was very wet, with Pedler Creek flooding into some of our lower lying vineyards, a once in a decade event which refreshes the soils, allowing salts to be flushed away. From August to early January conditions were quite dry, allowing healthy restrained growth across the estate and average crop levels have resulted in high quality grapes. After many years of earlier starts to harvest, 2017 went back to the predictable 1st of March. The weather conditions were warm without any extreme heat events but a slightly wet period towards the end of April gave us a need to pick the last of the Cabernet and Grenache vineyards before any mould issues arose.

Technical Notes

Winemaker Mark Maxwell & Andrew Jericho

Alcohol 14.6%

pH 3.5

TA 5.8 g/L

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Maxwell Wines

Olivers Rd McLaren Vale
South Australia 5171
Phone: +61 8 8323 8200
Fax: +61 8 8323 8900

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