Paxton Tempranillo 2018

Paxton Tempranillo 2019

McLaren Vale, South Australia   |    750ml   |    13.5%
Paxton Wines has been nurturing their family owned vineyards in McLaren Vale, South Australia since 1979. Producing premium certified organic and biodynamic wines, Paxton manage all their vineyards without synthetic fertilisers or pesticides in order to promote healthy, living soils.

This 2019 Paxton Tempranillo is another top-line example of McLaren Vale Tempranillo from the team at Paxton. Juicy and medium-bodied, this is utterly approachable while offering plenty of plum, cola, cherry flavours. Delicious drinking and super value at this great price.

Reviews of the 2018 vintage included below;

"94/100. From organic and biodynamic vineyards, this is a gorgeous tempranillo that captures the variety to perfection. Juicy and fruity with lavish raspberry and spicy, savoury fruit in perfect balance with the oak which has just a little new. Gosh, this is great drinking"- Ray Jordan, The West Australian, 22 May 2019. 

"Paxton Wines have been producing an impressive selection from McLaren Vale in South Australia since 1979 and the wines are all organic and biodynamic. The Spanish grape variety tempranillo, originally from Rioja, has been a huge success story in Australia in recent years. This an aromatic and vibrant style, fruit-driven with just a hint of oak and a perfect partner for the Mediterranean dishes that are popular right now. $25."- Winsor Dobbin, Ciao Magazine, March 2019.

Availability: In stock

Only available for purchase in 6 bottle increments.
Paxton is a family owned and run McLaren Vale wine company; founder and owner, David Paxton, is one of Australia's most highly respected viticulturists; David's son Michael oversees the winemaking and second son, Ben, manages Cellar Door. Paxton vineyards are managed using biodynamic farming principles – farming without the use of synthetic fertilisers and pesticides with a focus on promoting healthy, living soils through natural compost preparations.

From vintage 2011 Paxton vineyards have been NASAA certified organic/biodynamic and are the first Australian winery member of 1% For The Planet, a global network of environmentally conscious companies that give at least 1% of their annual sales to environmental causes.
South Australia
McLaren Vale
VINTAGE: 2019 Vintage saw below average rainfall over spring and virtually no rain during summer leading to a heavy reliance on irrigation. This together with a severe hail storm in November, the hottest day in South Australia since 2009 and regular maximum temperatures over 36 degree Celsius in February made for some challenges. However, our close proximity to the St Vincent Gulf did help moderate some extreme weather events. All in all we saw smaller tonnages with more intense flavour in the fruit. Another consistent year for Pinot Gris and Grenache, with early signs the Shiraz will carry great density of fruit flavours moving forward.

VINIFICATION: The grapes where hand pick and selectively harvested at optimum flavour and sugar equilibrium. After light destemming, we fermented the must in small batch open ferments. After 10 - 14 days of a hand plunging and pump overs we gently pressed our hand picked parcel into new and mature French oak barriques for maturation of six months. The second parcel was pressed to a stainless steel tank and kept fresh for six months prior to blending and bottling.

ALCOHOL: 13.5%

PH: 3.56

TA: 6.03g/L

TOTAL SO2: 53ppm

WINEMAKER: Richard Freebairn

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