2006 Maverick Trial Hill Chardonnay


The 2006 Trial Hill Chardonnay is a wonderful example of the variety from the cooler Eden Valley. The wine is bright, lively and complex showing lovely primary and secondary varietal characters.

  • Vintage: 2006
  • Region: Eden Valley
  • Grape Varieties: Chardonnay
  • Alcohol: 14.0%
  • Total Acidity: 7.60 grams/litre
  • pH: 3.38
  • Wine Maker: Ronald Brown

Andrew Caillard, MW says:

"Pale medium colour. Intense tropical fruit/ pear skin/ melon/ apricot aromas with some grilled nut complexity. Well concentrated wine with peachy/ herb garden flavours, savoury new oak and creamy mid-palate richness. Finishes tangy and oaky dry."

Tasting Notes

  • Colour: Bright pale yellow with green hues.
  • Bouquet: A heady fusion of honeydew melon, citrus and hints of white peach intermingled with brioche, spice and cashew nuts. Subtle spicy vanillin oak provides additional lift and complexity.
  • Palate: Complex and savoury with fine acidity. Mineral notes combine with lemons, limes and grapefruit ensuring that the palate is lively and finishes clean. Elegant spicy oak and fine tannins further contribute to this well balanced wine which shows lovely length and creamy texture.
  • Vineyard & Vintage Comments: Maverick's two 0.9 hectare Trial Hill Chardonnay vineyards face each other on opposing hillsides high in the Eden Valley and produce limited quantities of fruit of exceptional elegance and balance. The early part of the 2006 ripening season was mild and dry, allowing for the development of wonderful concentrated flavours. Fruit was harvested in mid-March possessing great balance and elegance. Fermentation was carried out in new (35%) and used (65%) French oak barriques followed by 9 months barrel maturation with weekly lees stirring.

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