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2017 Thomas Block Grenache

New Release; our best Grenache vintage yet
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Our Thomas Block vineyard is extremely unique, and experiences colder than average McLaren Vale mornings, and warm summer days, providing the perfect ripening conditions for producing the most elegant of red wines; this Grenache is no exception.

 

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Variety: Grenache
100%: Organic | Biodynamic | Vegan
Region: McLaren Vale
Vineyard: Landcross Farm
Colour: Vibrant red with purple hues
Aroma: A perfumed nose with hints of raspberries, mulberries and a touch of French oak
Palate: Light to medium bodied wine with a soft, juicy mid palate with a pleasant influence of whole bunch and stalk, plum richness and elegant tannins
Cellaring:

This wine can be enjoyed young, however careful cellaring for 5-10 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:

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.

Alcohol: 14.0%
pH: 3.61
TA: 5.5g/L
Total SO2: 73ppm
Winemaker: Richard Freebairn

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Additional Information
Weight 1.33 kg


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Vines do not need bees, but they need plants for a healthier environment; that’s where the bees come into it. Bees are the primary pollinators of plants, which then aid in the natural replenishment of important soil nutrients.
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The flowers that need bees then attract more bugs, and hence the healthy ecosystems begin. Keeping this biodiversity in balance eliminates the need for chemicals.
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  • Essential quality control tasting of our soon to be released 2018 Pinot Gris - overlooking a Kangaroo Island sunset with fresh America River Oysters.

Can confidently say that the wine, oysters, and view all passed with A+ results!
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#paxtonwines
#kangarooisland
#organic
#biodynamic
#mclarenvale
#southaustralia
#fleurieupeninsula
  • McLaren Vale is considered one of the most unique and important wine growing regions in Australia today, as well as one of the most geologically diverse wine regions in the world. It is renowned for the production of super-premium quality wines – particularly red wines. Its history dates back to the mid-1800’s and is world renown for the production of not just Australia’s top premium wines but also some of the best wines on a global platform. This South Australian region, just 40 kilometres south of Adelaide, is known as ‘Sea & Vines’ which perfectly describes the essence of its favourable geographic location in the Gulf of St Vincent; its unique terroir soils, the winds, temperature, and Mediterranean climate. All of these unique factors are at the core of why the region’s vineyards produce such high-quality premium grapes
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.
.
#paxtonwines #seaandvines#biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #wine #southaustralia
  • This is a pink box - it contains our new look Graciano. It’s being featured at Ruby Red Flamingo, they are the first ones to get their hands on it. P.S the courier didn’t leave it there, it was our winemaker Richard making a personal delivery and trying to be creative 🤦🏻‍♂️
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#paxtonwines #paxton2.0 # graciano #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #wine #southaustralia
  • We love throwing a good party at Landcross Farm. This was Spring Affair 2017. It's back on in 2018. But first, winter is coming ❄️🌧☂️
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#paxtonwines #weliketoparty #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #wine #southaustralia
  • What a pleasure it was for us to host members of The Killers for a winemakers dinner and winery tour this week on their hard earned, night off. They surely rocked Adelaide, what a show...and what a tour! #thekillers #wonderfulwonderful #adelaide #mclarenvale #paxtonwines
  • Over the coming months, we'll be rolling out our new packaging, which includes this awesome capsule designed by @parallaxdesign Why the bee?
.
Vines do not need bees, but they need plants for a healthier environment; that’s where the bees come into it. Bees are the primary pollinators of plants, which then aid in the natural replenishment of important soil nutrients.
.
The flowers that need bees then attract more bugs, and hence the healthy ecosystems begin. Keeping this biodiversity in balance eliminates the need for chemicals.
.
.
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.
.
#paxtonwines #heathysoils #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #wine #southaustralia
  • Love this picture by @ashcapell of their Ural Motorcycle at our pop-up container #paxtonwines #paxtonpopup #wine #mclarenvale #uralmotorcycles
  • Behind the Scenes; when funny man Merrick Watts cracks a joke, and your Head Winemaker doesn't think it's funny
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#awkward
#paxtonwines
#biodynamic #organic 
#mclarenvale 
#wine 
#comedy
#southaustralia
  • #wineswithlife #organic #biodynamic #mclarenvale
  • This is the door to our 1850s Biodynamic shed. Behind it lie the ingredients to our Biodynamic processes. Preparation 500, Yarrow, Chamomile & Valerian to name just a few
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#paxtonwines #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #wine #southaustralia
  • We've pumped over our last ferment for 2018. Looking forward to sharing these wines with you, they look exceptional
.
.
#paxtonwines #v18
#biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale 
#wine #southaustralia
  • Healthy Soils > Healthy Vines > Exceptional Wines
.
For us, we're always in the dirt. Through the use of natural preparations and composts we bring the soil and vine into balance. The result? Exceptionally pure and expressive fruit; exceptional wines
.
.
#paxtonwines #healthysoils
#biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale 
#wine #southaustralia





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