Paxton Organic Pinot Gris 2017

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Pinot Gris is increasing in popularity and we believe it’s a variety well suited to one of McLaren Vale’s coolest sites – Paxton’s Thomas Block. The Paxton Pinot Gris is a crisp and fresh style that also captures the interesting characters and essence of the variety.

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12.5%

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Pinot Gris is increasing in popularity and we believe it’s a variety well suited to one of McLaren Vale’s coolest sites – Paxton’s Thomas Block. The Paxton Pinot Gris is a crisp and fresh style that also captures the interesting characters and essence of the variety.

The 2017 vintage is the tenth release of this single vineyard wine and displays fruit freshness and structure highlighting the suitability of this site for the production of premium white varieties.

Variety: Pinot Gris
100%: Organic | Biodynamic | Vegan
Region: McLaren Vale
Vineyard: Thomas Block
Colour: Pale straw
Aroma: Subtle floral notes of frangipani, lychee pear and peach with a touch of flintiness
Palate: Delicious purity of fruit with tropical fruit, apple and pear, followed by a zesty mid palate and balanced mineral finish
Drink With: Light pasta and rice dishes
Cellaring: A fruit driven wine designed for drinking young, although careful cellaring will be rewarded
Vintage: 2017 was a fantastic year for winemaking in McLaren Vale. We had an extremely wet winter and our vineyards reached full saturation point. Spring brought very consistent fruit set and flowering. The rain continued throughout Summer and mild days with cool nights allowed for a slow ripening season. These conditions resulted in fragrant whites with lower acidity, and elegant reds with very attractive primary fruit flavours and lower alcohols.
Vinification: The fruit was harvested at night when sugar and acid equilibrium was optimum. The grapes were whole berry pressed without crushing or destemming. The juice was racked from the grape solids on the bottom of the tank, and fermented at temperatures between 13-16°C in stainless steel, to encapsulate fruit freshness. Once fermented, the wine lees were regularly mixed into suspension for a four week period, with the aim of building complexity and texture into the wine. The wine was filtered and bottled early in its life to capture the freshness of the variety.
Alcohol: 12.5%
pH: 3.09
TA: 6.13g/L
Total SO2: 85ppm
Winemaker: Richard Freebairn
  • REVIEW: 2016 – 90pt Halliday Wine Companion 2018

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750ml

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