2008 Maverick Greenock Rise Barossa Valley GSM

The 2008 Greenock Rise GSM has the lush ripe red berry fruit which one associates both with old Grenache from the top terra rossa vineyards of Greenock and with the 2008 vintage.

  • Vintage: 2008
  • Region: Greenock, Barossa Valley
  • Grape Varieties: Grenache (60%), Shiraz (30%), Mourvedre (10%)
  • Alcohol: 15.3 % v/v
  • Total Acidity: 6.1 grams/litre
  • pH: 3.39
  • Wine Maker: Ronald Brown

James Halliday says:

"An outstanding winery regularly producing wines of exemplary quality and typicity,with a 5 star rating for at least 3 consecutive years." Maverick Wines are made 100% from fruit biodynamically grown from our owned vineyards in unique sites across the Barossa and Eden Valleys. The average age of our vines is over 100 years old. The combination of biodynamic viticulture and virtually dry farming gives low yields of intense fruit which in turn are the perfect raw material for making exquisite wines. Our winemaking is truly artisanal. The vineyards and the winery are registered as biodynamic/organic by NASAA (the National Association of Sustainable Agriculture of Australia). Our wines are fruit driven, but complex, elegant, the perfect accompaniment with food, and above all outstanding value. From the outset, Maverick has been a 5 star winery in the James Halliday Australian Wine Companion, and again in the 2013 edition has received 5 red stars, with no less than 5 wines receiving scores of 94 points and above.

Tasting Notes

  • Colour: Deep garnet/ruby red.
  • Bouquet: Fullsome and incredibly rich, but with a wonderful balance between generous fruit and complex underlying aromas of spice, soil and oak.
  • Palate: Extremely mouthfilling, but lively, soft and complex. The wine lingers in the mouth long after it is consumed, and tittilates all the senses with this delicious amalgam of fruit, spice, tan and licorice. berries.
  • Vineyard & Vintage Comments: Maverick’s Greenock Rise vineyard is planted to Grenache and Shiraz – varieties which thrive on the deep red loams and warm climate of this sub-region. Ancient bush vine Grenache planted in ca. 1895 and old vine Grenache planted in ca. 1950 form the base of this wine. The 2009 vintage long hot and dry, ideal ripening conditions for a great Barossa Grenache.

Where can you find it?

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