Introducing Maurice……the brother of Bruce. While Grenache sits quietly alongside its less famous counterpart Shiraz, we hope it’s not too long before this unheralded legend of the Barossa Valley is recognised.
Although the 2016 Vintage will be considered one of the great harvests of the last 20 years, the growing conditions were anything but conventional. The conditions resulted in exceptional fruit created in shrewd and almost sagacious weather, where the season seemed dialed in to the specifics of each vineyard.
For the first time the 2016 Maurice is sourced from two vineyards, both located on the western ridge of the Barossa. The Materne Vineyard is planted on the famous clays of Greenock and the Radford Vineyard is in the equally revered region of Seppeltsfield.
Bright, punchy aromatics of dark cherry, Campari, orange rind, leather. Sweet texture, strong tannin, grainy, silky and smooth.
Cellaring: The Maurice can be enjoyed immediately and should continue to provide gratification over the next decade. Drink Now – 2027. Best between 2020 and 2023.Sku: 1652