Paxton Organic MV Shiraz 2020

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Paxton’s vineyards comprise of six Biodynamic properties. MV ‘McLaren Vale’ or ‘Multiple Vineyard’ Shiraz is a blend of 100% Shiraz from four of the Paxton vineyards, and has been developed to highlight optimum fruit flavours.

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Paxton’s vineyards comprise of six Biodynamic properties. MV ‘McLaren Vale’ or ‘Multiple Vineyard’ Shiraz is a blend of 100% Shiraz from four of the Paxton vineyards, and has been developed to highlight optimum fruit flavours.

The MV displays the hallmarks of classic McLaren Vale Shiraz – elegance, balance and pleasure in a bottle. This wine gives the best of both worlds: a fantastic wine when young, but careful cellaring for 5-10 years will reward you very nicely.

Variety: 100% Shiraz
100%: Organic | Biodynamic | Vegan
Region: McLaren Vale
Colour: Deep red with purple hues
Aroma: Vibrant blackberries and plum with chocolate and hints of French and American oak.
Palate: Rich, full bodied and textured, with loads of dark, fleshy fruit flavours and integrated French and American oak balancing the supple tannins
Drink With: Barbecued anything
Cellaring: This wine gives the best of both worlds: fantastic when young, but careful cellaring for 5 -10 years will be rewarded

WINE MAKING & VINTAGE

Vintage: The grapes were hand picked and selector harvested at optimum flavour and sugar equilibrium. 40% of the harvest was used as whole bunches while the remainder was delicately destemmed over the top of the whole bunches. The ferment was 100% wild/ natural yeast spontaneous fermentation. The small batch ferments were carefully plunged and pumped over for 14 days to extract colour, flavour and tannin structure. The ferments were pressed to new and mature French oak barriques, where they were nurtured for 12 months prior to blending and bottling.
Vinification: Individual parcels from each vineyard were selected when they reached optimum sugar and flavour equilibrium.
The parcels were kept separate throughout picking, de-stemming and fermenting, to ensure the resultant selections of wine were of the highest quality. Fermentation was carried out in open and static fermenters. During this process, each parcel was plunged and pumped over twice a day for 14 days, to extract colour, flavour and tannin structure. The ferments were pressed to new and mature American and French oak barriques, where they were nurtured for 12 months prior to blending and bottling.
Alcohol: 14.0%
pH: 3.63
TA: 5.98g/L
Total SO2: 70ppm
Winemaker: Richard Freebairn

REVIEWS

2015 – 92pt James Halliday Wine Companion 2018

Separate parcels from each of the Paxton shiraz vineyards, aged for 12 months in new and used French and American barriques. This wine takes you on a comfortable ride. The bouquet offers sweet-fruit aromas with a measure of chocolate and a gently warming earthiness. The palate is soft but structured, the varietal and regional flavours all in sync. Get on board.

2019 – 91pt Huon Hook Wine Reviews – The Real Review

Deep, rich red-purple colour with a rich, oaky, savory, traditional style bouquet – high ripeness and fairly high alcohol, plus plenty of oak. Full-body, good concentration and amplitude: a big generous shiraz style.

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