About This Wine
Penfolds Max’s pays tribute to winemaking legend, Max Schubert, who was renowned for his innovative spirit, vision and determination together with his immeasurable influence on the Penfolds ‘House Style.’ Penfolds Max’s showcases wines that are charming in character, polished and carry an evenness and gloss. They are contemporary, expressive and vibrant upon release. These wines are immediately accessible but not without the assurance of more to come. Density of flavour without muscular structure is evident. Approachability is guaranteed with alluring fruit and supple tannin structure.
The Adelaide Hills is one of the largest geographical wine regions in Australia, and amongst the most diverse in terms of climate, soil and topography. Because of this, many different varietals are planted here with the most dominant being Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. It is generally thought of as a cooler region, especially when compared to neighbouring Barossa to the north and Mclaren vale and Langhorne Creek to the south.
NZ Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc has been popular in Australia for a while now, but Adelaide hills Sauvignon Blanc (the most planted grape in the region) could be considered the Aussie Savvy Blanc. From www.adelaidehillswine.com.au about their Sauvignon Blanc: “Wines that are textured, edgy, vibrant and dry with exceptional fruit definition, length and crispness that marry superbly with summer seafood.”
You can also find some cool climate shiraz from the Adelaide hills, defying the more common big bold style that is usually seen in Australian Shiraz.