Maverick Shiraz 2021
- Rich, full-bodied
- Barossa Valley
Maverick Wines tends 75 acres of vineyards spread through the Barossa Valley and Eden Valley. Many are well over 100 years old with some dating back as far as the 1840s. Their winery is Certified Biodynamic, prioritising the longevity of the vineyards and the land over high yields. Dry farming plays a huge part in their grape growing as well, promoting incredible concentration of flavour. Everything is hand harvested and only their own fruit is used.
This is quintessential dry-grown Barossa shiraz, dark and brooding in fruit profile, rich in tannin and spice, and carrying underlying secondary complexity with a smooth texture. We’re salivating over this wine, but if you want a real pro’s opinion check out the Sam Kim review below.
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- Barossa Valley
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'Barossa Valley'. This is Australia's key wine brand overseas, in the US especially. It's our riposte to 'Champagne', 'Scotch' and 'Barolo'. My mind conjures these images, in this order: Shiraz, Penfolds wine, Maggie Beer condiments. All of which can GET - IN - MY - BELLY! But there is so much more to the Barossa than first glance. There are fringe (and not so fringe) winemakers actively working to classify the valley's subregions, and this is a very worthy cause. From Moppa to Seppeltsfield to Marananga there's a lot of variation, and the styles produced can vary immensely. This is the next step in the vision of this region (which, let's face it, is a baby in the scheme of things), as it gets acquainted with its strengths, weaknesses and future opportunities.It's a region that's not sorry to produce the big, fruit-driven wine styles that make it so popular. So drink to the future of the Barossa, because it's as bright as any other region on the world stage.