Paxton Grenache 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: Hand picked at optimum sugar and flavour balance, 20% of the harvest was used as whole bunches, with the remainder gently de-stemmed. A slow, cool ferment helped capture the character of the vineyard and a combination of pump overs and plunging for 10-14 days enhanced the tannin profile. When fermentation was finished the must was pressed to mature French oak barriques for maturation of six months prior to blending and bottling.
TASTING NOTE: Moving away from the Parker style Grenache of yesteryear. A perfumed wine with hints of raspberries, mulberries and a touch of French oak. Medium bodied, yet brooding underlying power. Soft & juicy mid palate with a pleasant influence of whole bunch with plummy richness and elegant tannins.