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2017 Graciano

Silver Medal - 2018 Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show

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Graciano is a Spanish varietal grown primarily in the Rioja region. After some research David Paxton decided to graft one row of Graciano onto some old Chardonnay vines at Thomas Block to see what the result would be. When you try this wine, we think you will agree that the variety is well suited to the conditions of McLaren Vale.

Lighter in body with distinct savoury and white pepper characters filled out with bright red fruits. Light tannins make this wine ready to drink young, although cellaring potential is in the medium term.

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Variety: Graciano
100%: Organic | Biodynamic | Vegan
Region: McLaren Vale
Vineyard: Thomas Block
Colour: Deep crimson red
Aroma: Lifted spice and herbal notes, raspberries and lavender with a delicate touch of white pepper
Palate: Light bodied and spice driven mouth-feel. Raspberry tarts and bright red fruit, finished with tight grainy tannins
Cellaring:

A fantastic wine to drink when young, however careful cellaring of 5-20 years 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:

Selector harvested at optimum sugar and flavour balance, the whole berries are tipped into 5t open top fermenters. A slow, cool ferment helped capture the character of the vineyard and a combination of pump overs and plunging for 13 days enhanced the tannin profile. When fermentation was finished the grapes were pressed to mature 10% new French oak barriques for maturation of 9 months prior to blending and bottling.

Alcohol: 13.0%
pH: 3.44
TA: 5.72/L
Total SO2: 56ppm
Winemaker: Richard Freebairn

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Additional Information
Weight 1.33 kg
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  • Our debut release of our NOW Chardonnay 2018....PF, Organic, Biodynamic range. Cheers #thewinefront #mclarenvale
  • #biodynamic farming’s most common preparation is 500 (which is cow manure in a cow horn buried over winter). We’re digging them out today in Spring and the rich and lively resulting fertiliser will be mixed into water and sprayed on our vineyards.  It activates and enhances life in our soils.
  • Well this certainly made our weekend! Our Cabernet Sauvignon making James Halliday’s @winecompanion Top 100 Wines of 2018!
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#paxtonwines #cabernetsauvignon #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #wine #southaustralia #winecompanion #top100 #australianwine #wineaustralia #topaustralianwines #jameshalliday #aussiewine
  • #internationaltempranilloday so raise a glass to this classic Spanish varietal today #vivaespana #biodynamic #organic  #bushvines #paxtonwines
  • #bees #biodynamics when bees are present the environment is in ecological balance. Their pollination efforts keeps the world sustained and in balance for all plant life and human food supply. Hence why it’s our mascot at #paxtonwines
  • #thejourneybegins
  • That’s our new 2018 Rosé (handpicked Grenache and Shiraz), soon to be released. And, that’s a spa - that’s right, a spa in a bar, which you can hire for an hour @reunionislandpoolclub whilst you consume our Rosé. We’ve never heard of such a phenomenon before!
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#paxtonwines #pinotgris #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #wine #southaustralia #salopianinn
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#paxtonwines #winebaratpaxton #boozepaysthebills #winebar #paxtonpopup #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #fleurieupeninsula #wine #southaustralia
  • Our EJ block - 125+ year old vines - swimming in sour sobs. Sour sobs are a little weed flower that will die off at the first bit of heat, right about now actually. .
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#spring #paxtonwines #shiraz #oldvine #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #wine #southaustralia
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#paxtonwines #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #wine #southaustralia #sydney #lunapark
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