2021 Paxton Grenache, McLaren Vale, S. Australia (Organic)

2021 Paxton Grenache, McLaren Vale, S. Australia (Organic)

2021 Paxton Grenache, McLaren Vale, S. Australia (Organic)

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Paxton's Thomas Block vineyard is extremely unique, and experiences colder-than-average McLaren Vale mornings, and warm summer days, providing the perfect ripening conditions for producing the most elegant of red wines, and this Grenache is no exception. Made with 100% organic grapes that are handpicked and whole bunch fermented with wild yeast, the Paxton Grenache is bright, light-bodied, and elegant.

The grapes are hand-picked from bush-vines high up on a ridge overlooking the Willunga basin from the Landcross Farm, Thomas Block, and Quandong Farm Block vineyards. The grapes are fermented in open fermenters using layering of whole bunches and whole berries. A slow and measured extraction helps to balance the delicate fruit flavors without too much tannin. After pressing, the wine is aged in well-used French oak puncheons for eight months before bottling.

Winemaker Tasting Notes: Aromas of macerated strawberries, raspberry, and musk rose, like walking through an extravagant kitchen garden of a creek-side settler's cottage. Deeper layers release pineapple skin, cherries, and strawberry gum. A parabola of acid, intertwining with chalky, limestone tannins. Lifted and bright, light-bodied and elegant with a strong heartbeat all the way through.
Variety: 100% Grenache
Region: Seaview, McLaren Vale, South Australia from Landcross Vineyard
Alcohol Volume: 14.5%

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Paxton are leaders in both organic and biodynamic viticulture and winemaking. Fruit for all wines are sourced solely from estate vineyards in McLaren Vale, South Australia.

Established in 1979, Paxton is a family owned wine company. Founder and owner, David Paxton is one of Australia’s most highly respected viticulturalists – a reputation built on managing and growing wine grapes of exceptional quality for over 30 years.

The Paxton family have nurtured their own vineyards in McLaren Vale for three decades. Internationally recognised as one of Australia’s leading wine regions, McLaren Vale is renowned for the production of super premium quality wines – particularly red wines.

In 2000 the family released their first wine under the PAXTON label: the 1998 Paxton Shiraz. Today, under the direction and guidance of consultant winemaker Kate Goodman and winemaker Ashleigh Seymour, Paxton produces a range of estate grown wines under the family label.

The Paxton wine range is an approachable collection of wines that showcase McLaren Vale’s fruit quality (through Paxton’s superior vineyard sites), natural diversity and varietal expression. In the winery, minimal winemaking intervention ensures the integrity of the fruit from vineyard to bottle.

Paxton vineyards are spread across a diverse number of sites and soil types, which are managed without compromise from planting to harvest. David Paxton continues to strive to minimise inputs and manages the Paxton vineyards biodynamically – a system of farming without the use of synthetic fertilisers and pesticides with a focus on promoting healthy, living soils through the use of natural compost preparation.

In 2011 Paxton became a fully certified organic and biodynamic wine producer.

In 2005 Paxton opened their cellar door at Landcross Farm, a historic 1860s sheep farm and site of the original village. The cellar door is open everyday from 10am-5pm for tastings, functions and events.

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