Paxton’s vineyards comprise of six Biodynamic properties. MV ‘McLaren Vale’ or ‘Multiple Vineyard’ Shiraz is a blend of 100% Shiraz from four of the Paxton vineyards, and has been developed to highlight optimum fruit flavours.
The MV displays the hallmarks of classic McLaren Vale Shiraz – elegance, balance and pleasure in a bottle. This wine gives the best of both worlds: a fantastic wine when young, but careful cellaring for 10-15 years will reward you very nicely.
90/100 The Real Review
90/100 The Real Review
Toni Paterson, April 2019
Huon Hooke, April 2019
|100%:||Organic | Biodynamic|
|Colour:||Dense purple with red hues|
|Aroma:||A great density of fruit with layers of chocolate, plum, mocha and vanillin spice|
|Palate:||Full bodied wine with a beautiful primary fruit character of sour cherry and Empress plums. Lovely integration of oak and fruit with a seamless texture and tannin profile.|
|Drink With:||Barbecued anythingor Veal Schnitzel|
This wine gives the best of both worlds: fantastic when young, but careful cellaring for 10-15 years will be rewarded
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
Individual parcels from each vineyard were selected when they reached optimum sugar and flavour equilibrium. The parcels were kept separate throughout picking, de-stemming and fermenting, to ensure the resultant selections of wine were of the highest quality. Fermentation was carried out in open and static fermenters. During this process, each parcel was plunged and pumped over twice a day for 14 days, to extract colour, flavour and tannin structure. The ferments were pressed to new and mature American and French oak barriques, where they were nurtured for 12 months prior to blending and bottling.
MV stands for 'Multiple Vineyard' reflecting the fact that the grapes for this wine are sourced from four of the Paxton organic/biodynamic vineyards. The wine has an excellent colour having both depth and brightness of hue. The palate is gently fleshy and medium to full in body with yellow plum and dark cherry flavours. The tannins are ripe and the acidity integrated. Great value
Good deep colour and spicy, vegetable and possibly gently bunchy bouquet introduces a full-bodied, very soft, fleshy-rich palate, which has textural charms and approachability. There is density, fleshy extract and suppleness. But also structure. It is a good drink now or cellar proposition.