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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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Bottle Shot (Non Vintage):

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Additional Information
Weight 1.33 kg


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  • And we are off. First pick of vintage 18. Shiraz from our Gateway Vineyard, destined for Rose. Followed by a quick dip down at Maslins #v18 #paxtonwines #mclarenvale #organic #biodynamic
  • Cheers to our mates at Team USA, après-skiing, with a bottle of Paxton MV Shiraz #après-ski #hardearnedthirst #gopats
  • #paxtonwines meets #paxtonscheese where but London of course!
  • Our pop-up cellar door will be open Friday through Sunday, 1-6pm for the month of February. Come visit us on Olivers Rd, in-between S.C.Pannell Wines and d’Arenberg. Hope to see you soon.
  • 2017 Thomas Block Grenache; new packaging, to go with what we think is our best vintage to date, link to product in bio #organic #biodynamic #mclarenvale #paxtonwines #grenache
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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.
  • Last chance to buy tickets for @grapesofmirth, tickets will be gone by tomorrow. What a line-up! Ticket link in bio. #grapesofmirth #paxtonwines #comedy #mclarenvale
  • New oak delivery for our 2018 Tempranillo and MV Shiraz. Apparently it triggered both a smile and a tear for our winemaker Richard. Vintage 18 is coming! #v18 #paxtonwines #organic #biodynamic #mclarenvale #newoak
  • Jones Block looking very dapper in a new suit. #paxtonwines #mclarenvale #shiraz #newpackaging #paxton2.0
  • Have you spotted our Pop Up on Olivers Rd yet? Come say hello, and let us know where you think we should ‘pop-up’ next #paxtonwines #paxtonpopup #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #southaustralia #fleurieupeninsula
  • A winery is nothing without great venues supporting our wines, here in Australia and around the world. Here’s to our dear friends at @trinastarlite in Boston USA for their support of Paxton wines. We truly appreciate the love and congrats on the opening of @trinastarlite_amesbury. #bestoflucktoyou

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  • Ticket holders to @grapesofmirth on Sunday March 4, will have the chance to win one of two joy rides on the day. They’ll be whisk away with a friend or family member, taking in McLaren Vale & the coastline. The ultimate #doorprize
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.
#paxtonwines #grapesofmirth #mclarenvale #fleurieupeninsula #helivista #helicopter #standupcomedy #comedy #wine #southaustralia
  • #bushvine #grenache  getting ready for #v18
  • And we are off. First pick of vintage 18. Shiraz from our Gateway Vineyard, destined for Rose. Followed by a quick dip down at Maslins #v18 #paxtonwines #mclarenvale #organic #biodynamic
  • Cheers to our mates at Team USA, après-skiing, with a bottle of Paxton MV Shiraz #après-ski #hardearnedthirst #gopats
  • #paxtonwines meets #paxtonscheese where but London of course!
  • Our pop-up cellar door will be open Friday through Sunday, 1-6pm for the month of February. Come visit us on Olivers Rd, in-between S.C.Pannell Wines and d’Arenberg. Hope to see you soon.
  • 2017 Thomas Block Grenache; new packaging, to go with what we think is our best vintage to date, link to product in bio #organic #biodynamic #mclarenvale #paxtonwines #grenache
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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.
  • Last chance to buy tickets for @grapesofmirth, tickets will be gone by tomorrow. What a line-up! Ticket link in bio. #grapesofmirth #paxtonwines #comedy #mclarenvale
  • New oak delivery for our 2018 Tempranillo and MV Shiraz. Apparently it triggered both a smile and a tear for our winemaker Richard. Vintage 18 is coming! #v18 #paxtonwines #organic #biodynamic #mclarenvale #newoak
  • Jones Block looking very dapper in a new suit. #paxtonwines #mclarenvale #shiraz #newpackaging #paxton2.0
  • Have you spotted our Pop Up on Olivers Rd yet? Come say hello, and let us know where you think we should ‘pop-up’ next #paxtonwines #paxtonpopup #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #southaustralia #fleurieupeninsula
  • A winery is nothing without great venues supporting our wines, here in Australia and around the world. Here’s to our dear friends at @trinastarlite in Boston USA for their support of Paxton wines. We truly appreciate the love and congrats on the opening of @trinastarlite_amesbury. #bestoflucktoyou





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