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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 Little Demon Shiraz Grenache

In 1871 Scottish scientist James Clerk Maxwell proposed a thought experiment,
that involved a hypothetical creature acting as a gatekeeper between two
compartments to sort air molecules according to their speed. At first glance,
such a system could potentially create energy from nothing… theoretically
impossible given the laws of physics. This hypothetical gatekeeper became
known to physicists as Maxwell’s Little Demon, and has stirred debate in the
science community for more than a century.

Tasting Notes

Colour Dark red/purple in colour.

Nose Aromas of black cherry, plum and vanilla.

Palate The palate has generous flavours of McLaren Vale Shiraz, rich plum and berry, complimented by the Grenache giving lifted aromas with flavours of spice, raspberry and herbs. This is a complex wine with excellent food matching ability.

Vintage Notes

The winter in 2014 was wetter than usual which resulted in well soaked soils. From August to early January it stayed dry with above average temperatures. Flowering started earlier than average and the grape set was even, but our wines had low bunch numbers. Veraison started normally but accelerated with a mini heatwave early January. Throughout January, 40mm of rain fell, double the average, but very helpful to freshen up the vines. Ripening continued with warm dry days and cool nights and we started harvest with the Verdelho on the 9th February, the earliest on record.

Technical Notes

Varietal Composition Shiraz 82%, Grenache 15%, Viognier 3%

Winemaker Andrew Jericho & Mark Maxwell

Alcohol 14.5%

pH 3.57

TA 6.00 g/L

Cellaring 3-6 years

$20.00
per Bottle
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Olivers Rd McLaren Vale
South Australia 5171
Phone: +61 8 8323 8200
Fax: +61 8 8323 8900
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