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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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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
  • 31 degrees in Adelaide today. Can’t believe it’s heading towards May. So we’re reaching for one of these. This is our Guesser White, a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and friends. Extremely popular at cellar door, and available in our online store
.
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#paxtonwines #sauvignonblanc #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #wine #southaustralia
  • Nice words and reviews from #huonhooke
  • #Repost @winegrapesaustralia We love meeting our growers, winemakers & vineyard owners...everyone has a story.
This week we visit David Paxton of @paxtonwines in @mclaren_vale 🍁
  • Our Quandong Farm Shiraz is an Italian charcuterie pairing fav with our friends in New England, America’s historic Northeast #beverlymassachusetts Cheers to the Reardon’s @daniquepascallemeaux for the photo 🍷🙏🏻
  • #pumpovers making the wine even more flavourful #v18 #greatvintage
  • #prowein2018 down the hatch. Another great showing for Paxton wines as we continue to grow our community of European Paxton Socialites 🍷
  • This morning we smashed out the hand picking of our bush vine Grenache at Landcross farm. We can see start to see the 2018 vintage finish line now!
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.
.
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#paxtonwines #v18 #vintage18 #greanche #bushvine #mclarenvale
  • Say hello to our new look 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon. The featured letter type is based on woodblock printing, reflecting the wood grains that are so prominent throughout our vineyards and historic cellar door. Thanks to @parallaxdesign for their great work on the label design.

Now to the wine. It's Cabernet Sauvignon, make no mistake about it. Remarkably soft for a young wine; it's ready to go! Link in bio for more info.
.
#paxtonwines #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #southaustralia #cabernetsauvignon
  • This time last week, hundreds of smiling faces @grapesofmirth. Thank you to everyone that joined us. A day we won’t forget! #paxtonwines #grapesofmirth #wine #comedy #standupcomedy #mclarenvale
  • We had a ball hosting @grapesofmirth on Sunday. Here’s a shot shortly after gates opened; it got a bit cosier later. Thank you to all the comedians: @dave_thorno @kittyflanagan @eddoedmonds @lawrencemooney , Tom Gleeson, Heath Franklin and of course our host @merrickwatts. And a massive thank you to everyone that bought tickets & joined us on the day #paxtonwines #grapesofmirth #mclarenvale #wine #standupcomedy #comedy
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