Our flagship wine, the EJ Shiraz is named after David Paxton’s mother and family matriarch Elizabeth Jean.
A limited release wine, the EJ Shiraz is sourced from 125+ year-old vines from our Thomas Block vineyard, which is renowned for producing fruit of exceptional flavour and natural balance. The Shiraz vines are amongst the oldest in McLaren Vale and are carefully hand pruned and thinned to ensure the low and uniform yields required for super premium Shiraz.
Although still very young, the wine shows classic McLaren Vale Shiraz characteristics, with an elegant, delicate front exploding with a concentration of savoury fruit, supported by full, silky tannins unique to old vine wine.
An exemplary Shiraz not to be missed!
|100%:||Organic | Biodynamic|
|Colour:||Deep crimson red with purple hues|
|Aroma:||A powerful yet graceful nose, with exceptional fruit characters and cinnamon spice from the French oak.|
|Palate:||Full bodied wine with dark fruit characters and hints of cocoa. Mid palate generosity showing old vine fruit concentration and fine grain tannins with a touch of French oak.|
|Drink With:||Eye Fillet Steak or Beef Cheeks|
This wine can be enjoyed young, however careful cellaring for 10-30 years will be rewarded
Hand picking is the only way these grapes can be harvested. Following picking, we ferment the fruit in an open fermenter - monitoring temperature and gently hand plunging twice daily. Once pressed, we put away the pumps and gravity feed the wine into barrel. This is where the EJ rests in the 100% French Oak Barriques for 22 months. We then gravity feed the wine into tank ready for bottling. Once bottled, we cellar the EJ Shiraz for another 18 months prior to release.