Wine Maverick, "Greenock Rise" Shiraz, Barossa Valley, 2012
Reviews of purchase Maverick, "Greenock Rise" Shiraz, Barossa Valley, 2012
The wine is dark garnet color.
The wine has a powerful, full-bodied taste with silky tannins and bright fruit notes. In the long aftertaste are shades of spicy spices, cocoa and ripe berries.
In an intense aroma of wine is dominated by notes of ripe red berries, harmoniously complemented by hints of cocoa and spices on a background of light smoky nuances.
Wine excellent match with beef, lamb and hard cheeses.
"Greenock Rise" Shiraz - is a terrific elegant wine that captivates not only generous and rich aroma with notes of red berries and spices, but also full-bodied, well-balanced taste with soft, silky tannins. Created from Shiraz grapes, vines which were planted in 1950, the wine fully reflects the unique terroir of the area. Greenock Rise Vineyard is located in the northern part of the Barossa Valley, dominated by uniform reddish-brown clay soils and warm, dry climate, which is the best promotes the maturation of the grapes. An important geological feature of the region is a centuries-old weathering and erosion, so that the soil has a high clay content and original mineral composition. A limited amount of moisture contributes to the concentration of flavor in the grape berries and acquisition of high-quality varietal characteristics. Crop reaches full maturity in early March. After fermentation in small open containers must press. Aged wine in barrels of French and Hungarian oak, 38% of which - the new and the rest are re-used. Aged in barrels lasts 18 months.
Maverick company was founded in 2004. Now it is one of the best wineries in Australia. The company owns more than 40 hectares of vineyards. The vineyards are located in the best terroirs Barossa Valley and Eden Valley. Half of the vines have reached the age of 50 and even exceeds it. The Vineyard "Old Ben" grow 100-year-old vine Shiraz, and the vineyard "Greenock Rise" planted with 100-year-old vines Grenache and Riesling varieties. For many years, the grapes of the highest quality processed most famous Australian winery, now makes wine from his company Maverick. The vineyards are used only environmentally sound methods of biodynamic farming. The farm produces its own organic compost to fill the annual losses. Weeds and grass in the vineyards kill sheep. The vines grow without artificial irrigation, thus they have well-developed root system, improves the surrounding ecosystem, and the grapes of exceptional quality is obtained, which is the main condition for the creation of great wines. The entire crop is harvested by hand.
The company produces all Maverick wine from its own grapes, so clearly controls the entire production process, as close to nature. The winery uses fermentation tanks with capacity from 1 to 3 tons. Such containers allow to ferment the grapes from each plot separately. When vinification traditional methods, such as periodic immersion wort cap during fermentation. Are aged wine in French oak barrels, with about a third of them - new. The company mainly produces elegant varietal wines from the same vineyard, which resemble in style French wines of the Northern Rhone. All wines are produced in very limited quantities and are characterized by outstanding quality.