2018 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, 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.