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  • Robertson of Clare MAX V Basket Press

    Address: C/-Eldredge Vineyards, Spring Gully Road Clare, South Australia, 5453 Australia
    Phone: +61 2 9499 6002
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    Region: Mount Lofty Ranges
    Size: Small
    Open to visitors: Yes
    Open On:
    Jan 2 - Dec 31:
         Sunday: 11:00AM-5:00PM
         Monday: 11:00AM-5:00PM
         Tuesday: 11:00AM-4:00PM
         Wednesday: 11:00AM-5:00PM
         Thursday: 11:00AM-5:00PM
         Friday: 11:00AM-5:00PM
         Saturday: 11:00AM-5:00AM
    Closed On:
    Dec 25 - Dec 26  Christmas Day and Boxing Day


    Features: Family friendly

    Types of wine: Red Cabernet Sauvignon
    Website: http://www.rocwines.com.au
    Email: biagio_famularo@rocwines.com.au
    Proprietor: None entered

    Description: In early 2004, Bryan Robertson embarked on assembling a small dedicated team with highly acclaimed 5th generation winemaker, Simon Gilbert and multi award winning winemaker Leigh Eldredge together with Biagio Famularo, Wine Masters graduate from the University of Adelaide to produce the MAX V. This unique venture saw the production of a single red wine in the portfolio, using the five noble Bordeaux varieties and utilizing 100% Clare Valley fruit from various established growers. The terroir of the Clare Valley provided the perfect balance of altitude and micro climates which has earnt the region major success at the international level with the Clare Valley producing only 3% of Australia's total grape crush but winning over 20% of all the Australian wine awards. The MAX V became the first wine in Australia to implement an innovative barrel fermenting system, called ‘Vinification Integrale’ which allows the grapes to be crushed and inserted into the barrel for the entire primary fermentation, maceration and the more usual secondary fermentation. Every vintage is approached with the same winemaking principle culture and philosophy in mind, the individual MAX V varietal parcels are matured in 19 variations of 100% new French oak barrels. Each barrel is then put through a sensory evaluation with only the top tier selected and blended prior to release. The MAX V continues to aim for optimal complexity and elegance whilst preserving its Clare Valley primary fruit purity and regional distinction. In doing so, the MAX V has been awarded 7 Gold medals and a distinguished list of highly acclaimed reviews.

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  • 2009

    2009 Robertson of Clare - MAX V Vintage - Cabernet Sauvignon - Red

    Retail Price: $85.00

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    THE FOURTH VINTAGE RELEASE: 2009 MAX V

    IN 2005, THE MAX V BECAME THE FIRST BORDEAUX STYLE BLEND GROWN, VINTAGE AND BOTTLED EXCLUSIVELY FROM THE CLARE VALLEY CONTAINING 5 OF THE NOBLE VARIETIES AND USING AN INNOVATIVE BARREL FERMENTING SYSTEM, CALLED ‘VINIFICATION INTEGRALE’ WHICH ALLOWS THE GRAPES TO BE CRUSHED AND INSERTED INTO THE BARREL FOR THE ENTIRE PRIMARY FERMENTATION, MACERATION AND THE MORE USUAL SECONDARY FERMENTATION.

    • MATURED FOR 32 MONTHS IN 100% NEW FRENCH OAK FROM TONNELLERIE BARON, TONNELLERIE DEMPTOS AND CADUS. FROM THESE 3 COOPERAGES WE HAVE CHOSEN 5 DIFFERENT FORESTS AND 4 LEVELS OF TOASTING GIVING 19 VARIATIONS OF OAK. THE COOPERAGES CHOSEN SUPPLY SOME OF THE FINEST PRODUCERS IN THE WORLD AND INCLUDE OPUS ONE (MONDAVI-NAPA VALLEY), CHÂTEAU LA DOMINIQUE (SAINT EMILION), CHÂTEAU SMITH HAUT LAFITTE, CHÂTEAU MALARTIC LAGRAVIÈRE (BORDEAUX- FRANCE), CLOUDY BAY, TE MATA ESTATE AND VILLA MARIA ESTATE (NEW ZEALAND).

    • 35% OF MAX V HAS BEEN FERMENTED USING THE VINIFICATION INTEGRALE WITH ALL VARIETIES UNDERGOING PARTIAL BARREL FERMENTATION AT 4 BAUME.

    • A COMBINATION OF THE REMAINING 65% FERMENTED AND LEFT ON SKINS IN RARE MINTARO SLATE OPEN TOP FERMENTERS AT SEVENHILL CELLARS, THE OLDEST VINEYARD AND WINERY IN THE CLARE VALLEY AND THE 7TH OLDEST IN AUSTRALIA. THESE BATCHES WERE HAND PLUNGED 3 TIMES PER DAY GIVING MINIMAL MACHINE INTERFERENCE.

    • THE MAX V HAS BEEN AWARDED 90+ RATINGS FROM JAMES HALLIDAY EVERY VINTAGE SINCE ITS DEBUT IN 2005 AS WELL AS ACCUMULATING 7 GOLD MEDALS AND 14 SILVER MEDALS.

  • Region:  Mount Lofty Ranges

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