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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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2016 Four Roads 'Old Vine' Grenache

These old Grenache vines have grown for 90 years on a classic contoured hill with a south facing aspect. They were bush vines with their thick trunks and sprawling arms until a few years ago when they were lifted up and put on a trellis wire to keep them ripening evenly as they grow older. The soil profile is a light loam over some clay and then deep limestone. The vines are hand pruned and hand picked for the highest quality fruit. 

Tasting Notes

Colour Deep plum red.

Nose This wine has aromatics of raspberry and red fruits with a hint of herbs.

Palate Old vine concentration. Luscious plum flavours, complex spice and savoury fruits are underpinned by gamey tones and hints of chocolate. Delicate vanilla oak, and fine tannins finish an approachable wine.

Vintage Notes

The  winter of 2015 was cold and relatively dry, with July and August being quite low rainfalls. In November we had  warm and still weather which made ideal conditions for the grapes to set. We then moved into a hot and very dry period leading into February and the vines started to show a bit of stress. Then we had a very beneficial rain event pouring 32mL into the soil, which freshened the vines without any disease issues. The crop levels were up on previous years across the region, but the flavours are concentrated and showing lots of ageing potential.

Technical Notes

Varietal Composition Grenache 100%

Winemaker Mark Maxwell & Andrew Jericho

Alcohol 14.8

pH 3.44

TA 5.8g/L

$28.00
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
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