2010 Maverick Trial Hill Riesling


After the very hot 2009 harvest which produced a Riesling with all our normal minerality but quite aromatic, floral flavours, the 2010 Trial Hill Riesling is an example of our more “classic” style, displaying citrus/lime with steely and mineral acidity which is the hallmark of our Eden Valley

  • Vintage: 2010
  • Region: Edena Valley
  • Grape Varieties: Riesling
  • Alcohol: 13.8 % by volume
  • Total Acidity: 7 g/L
  • pH: 3.05
  • 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

    James Halliday Rating
  • Colour: Bright quartz-green..
  • Bouquet: Green apples, lime, florals and layers of minerality/complexity.
  • Palate: “Immediately proclaims its class, lime juice and lemon sherbet driving the wine from the start to the long, invigorating finish. More to come as a bonus.” (James Halliday).
  • Vineyard & Vintage Comments: Maverick’s two hectare Riesling vineyard is situated on a naturally occurring North-East facing amphitheatre high in the Eden Valley and is perfectly situated for the production of high quality Riesling. The 2010 ripening season was a reversion to “normal” after the very hot previous 3 vintages.

Food Pairing

Tuna carpaccio, sushi, salmon steak

Where can you find it?

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