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2017 Quandong Farm Shiraz

"The balance is superb, it is fragrant, bright, medium-bodied and delicious." Toni Paterson - The Real Review

$30.00

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Quandong Farm Shiraz is a single vineyard wine that aims to highlight the intensity and brightness of fruit grown using biodynamic techniques. Our farming practices are designed to produce wines of intensity, but also with layers of texture, flavour and interest for the consumer. We think this wine exhibits these characteristics and provides both concentration and flavour and a certain delicacy, rather than simple raw power.

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Variety: Shiraz
100%: Organic | Biodynamic | Vegan
Region: McLaren Vale
Vineyard: Quandong Farm
Colour: Vibrant red and purple hues
Aroma: A fragrance lift of red berry fruits, snow peas and broad beans, raspberry liquorice and a delicate dusting of cinnamon spice
Palate: Medium bodied wine with plum, blueberry and cherry fruit characters. A carbonic maceration and wild fermentation influenced viscosity on the mid palate with a touch of French oak and cinnamon spice balanced with silky tannins
Cellaring:

This wine can be enjoyed young, however, careful cellaring for 5–20 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:

The grapes were hand picked and selector harvested at optimum flavour and sugar equilibrium. 40% of the harvest was used as whole bunches while the remainder was delicately destemmed and fermented using 100% indigenous (wild) yeast . The small batch ferments were carefully plunged and pumped over for 14 days to extract colour, flavour and tannin structure. The ferments were pressed to new and mature French oak barriques, where they were nurtured for 12 months prior to blending and bottling.

Alcohol: 14.0%
pH: 3.60
TA: 5.68g/L
Total SO2: 55ppm
Winemaker: Richard Freebairn
  • 91/100 - "Firstly, I adore the texture. It is open, velvety and supple with balanced acidity and tannin. Secondly, I love the freshness that the whole bunch fermentation gives the wine. And thirdly, the balance is superb. It is fragrant, bright, medium-bodied and delicious. 1/9/2018

    -Toni Paterson - The Real Review
  • "Waves of deep and generous medium-bodied fruit flavours, perfectly in sync with oak, invite early enjoyment."

    -John Fordham - The Sunday Telegraph 16/9/2018

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Additional Information
Weight 1.33 kg
  • Our EJ block - 125+ year old vines - swimming in sour sobs. Sour sobs are a little weed flower that will die off at the first bit of heat, right about now actually. .
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  • Nothing like hosting a new release tasting on the deck at Luna Park, overlooking two iconic structures, watching the storm clouds roll in.
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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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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
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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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#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.
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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. 
#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

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#biodynamic

  • Our EJ block - 125+ year old vines - swimming in sour sobs. Sour sobs are a little weed flower that will die off at the first bit of heat, right about now actually. .
.
.
#spring #paxtonwines #shiraz #oldvine #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #wine #southaustralia
  • Nothing like hosting a new release tasting on the deck at Luna Park, overlooking two iconic structures, watching the storm clouds roll in.
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.
.
#paxtonwines #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #wine #southaustralia #sydney #lunapark
  • 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.
.
.
.
#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

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