Paxton MV Shiraz McLaren Vale
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PRODUCER: 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. In 2011 Paxton became a fully certified organic and biodynamic wine producer.
WINEMAKING: 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.
TASTING NOTE: Deep red with purple hues. Vibrant blackberries and plum aromas with chocolate and hints of French and American oak. The mouth is rich, full bodied and textured, with loads of dark, fleshy fruit flavours and integrated French and American oak balancing the supple tannins.