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2017 Thomas Block Grenache

95 Points - Australian Wine Showcase

$35.00

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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: 3.47
TA: 5.5g/L
Total SO2: 55ppm
Winemaker: Richard Freebairn
  • 95 points 2017 Thomas Block Grenache

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Additional Information
Weight 1.33 kg
  • Oh Grenache, how we love you dearly - how you grow beautifully in our home on the Fleurieu Peninsula - how you go perfectly with the diversity of Australia’s cuisines - we love you for your beautiful aromatics, spice and all things nice. HAPPY INTERNATIONAL GRENACHE DAY to you, it’s your day, and we’ll drink to you, by drinking you, cause you’re only a wine at the end of the day!
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@mclaren_vale @springaffair is happening on Sunday 30th September. Tour six iconic @mclaren_vale wineries and experience some of the best food and wine from the region. For tickets and more information, visit www.springaffair.com.au #adelaide #springaffair2018 #springaffair
  • Aerial view of @springaffair 2017 at Paxton Wines. This October long weekend, we get to do it all over again.
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  • It's 20 degrees out, and we're starting to get those Spring vibes. We've got some exciting plans for our pop-up container this coming season. Can't say much, but we will say this - it will be popping up in more than one location!
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  • Pictured here is one of our EJ Shiraz vines, planted in the late 1800s, and can be found in our Thomas Block Vineyard. The is one of the oldest surviving vineyards in the region, and still on original rootstock.
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Every vineyard has its story, and this one is out of this world. Thomas Block is named after the previous owners, who incidentally, are the grandparents of South Australian astronaut Andy Thomas. The low lying site where this vineyard sits is one of the coolest in McLaren Vale, and as a result produces fruit of exceptional natural balance and flavour. 
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  • Cheers to an incredibly delicious Paxton Wine Dinner with our dear friends @morselstapasrestaurant  #goldcoastfood #tapasbar #deliciousfood @bouchonwinesandspirits
  • Live music is back at Paxton Wines for Spring Affair, Sunday 30th September. Join us for the entire day, or choose your own adventure; combining a visit to Paxton with a couple of other McLaren Vale producers. For tickets go to www.springaffair.com.au
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  • Winter at Landcross Farm aint so bad. Bush vine Mataro looking the goods
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  • Oh Grenache, how we love you dearly - how you grow beautifully in our home on the Fleurieu Peninsula - how you go perfectly with the diversity of Australia’s cuisines - we love you for your beautiful aromatics, spice and all things nice. HAPPY INTERNATIONAL GRENACHE DAY to you, it’s your day, and we’ll drink to you, by drinking you, cause you’re only a wine at the end of the day!
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#paxtonwines #organic #biodynamic #mclarenvale #grenacheday #grenache
  • These two:
Roo 1 - "Mate, seriously, I'm taller than you"
Roo 2 - "Bro, you must be kidding, I've got at least a couple of inches on you"
Roo 1 - "I'm standing in a ditch!"
Roo 2 - "Screw this, let's rumble, but mind the Shiraz vines"
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#paxtonwines #seaandvines #boxingkangaroo #mclarenvale #wine #southaustralia #fleurieupeninsula
  • #Repost @adelaidefoodcentral
・・・
@mclaren_vale @springaffair is happening on Sunday 30th September. Tour six iconic @mclaren_vale wineries and experience some of the best food and wine from the region. For tickets and more information, visit www.springaffair.com.au #adelaide #springaffair2018 #springaffair
  • Aerial view of @springaffair 2017 at Paxton Wines. This October long weekend, we get to do it all over again.
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.
#paxtonwines #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #wine #southaustralia #springaffair #springaffair2018
  • It's 20 degrees out, and we're starting to get those Spring vibes. We've got some exciting plans for our pop-up container this coming season. Can't say much, but we will say this - it will be popping up in more than one location!
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.
#paxtonwines #paxtonpopup #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #fleurieupeninsula #wine #winetasting #southaustralia #ichoosesa #brandsa
  • A little sneak peak at our newly packaged wines, one from each range. We think they look and taste great.
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.
#paxtonwines #paxton2.0 #organic #biodynamic #wine #instawine #mclarenvale #southaustralia #fleurieupeninsula
  • #95pt #grenache #2017 #paxtonwines #mclarenvale #killervintage
  • Pictured here is one of our EJ Shiraz vines, planted in the late 1800s, and can be found in our Thomas Block Vineyard. The is one of the oldest surviving vineyards in the region, and still on original rootstock.
.
Every vineyard has its story, and this one is out of this world. Thomas Block is named after the previous owners, who incidentally, are the grandparents of South Australian astronaut Andy Thomas. The low lying site where this vineyard sits is one of the coolest in McLaren Vale, and as a result produces fruit of exceptional natural balance and flavour. 
#paxtonwines
#thomasblock
#oldvine
#shiraz
#organic
#biodynamic
#wine
#mclarenvale
#southaustralia
#fleurieupeninsula
  • #Trophy #bestinshow #shirazblends #AAA #Paxtonwines #2018
  • Cheers to an incredibly delicious Paxton Wine Dinner with our dear friends @morselstapasrestaurant  #goldcoastfood #tapasbar #deliciousfood @bouchonwinesandspirits
  • Live music is back at Paxton Wines for Spring Affair, Sunday 30th September. Join us for the entire day, or choose your own adventure; combining a visit to Paxton with a couple of other McLaren Vale producers. For tickets go to www.springaffair.com.au
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.
#paxtonwines
#springaffair
#mvspringaffair
#mclarenvale
#wine
#adelaide
#southaustralia
  • Winter at Landcross Farm aint so bad. Bush vine Mataro looking the goods
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.
#paxtonwines
#landcrossfarm
#mataro
#bushvine
#organic
#biodynamic
#wine
#instawine
#mclarenvale
#southaustralia
#fleurieupeninsula

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