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2018 NOW Chardonnay

No Added Preservatives

$25.00

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NOW by PAXTON stands for NATURAL ORGANIC WINE. The consumer market demand has been growing steadily for Preservative Free/Natural wines. As leaders in organic production, it was obvious that Paxton needed a product for this category. In addition to Natural, PF & Organic, we wanted to make a young, drink NOW style Chardonnay that was different from our existing Chardonnay style.

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Variety: Chardonnay
100%: Organic | Biodynamic | Preservative Free | Vegan
Region: McLaren Vale
Colour: Bright greeny straw
Aroma: A delightful fragrance of melted butter on warm hot cross buns, a hint of butterscotch and honeycomb
Palate: A delicious mouth feel of golden sultanas, ginger, pumpkin seed and a lovey citrus finish packed with minerality
Cellaring:

Drink “NOW”

Vintage:

2018 growing season had very good winter rainfall allowing the vineyards to reach saturation point. A very dry spring encouraged healthy foliage growth and controlled the vines vigor well. We experienced one of the driest summers in 30 odd years; this meant a great concentration of flavours and intensity of fruit especially in Shiraz and Grenache. The whites reached fruit ripeness with low acidity therefore producing a very bright and vibrant flavour profile, especially in Pinot Gris and Chardonnay. A warmer than usual autumn (Indian summer) kept disease pressure low and helped natural malolactic fermentation. All and all, a very strong 2018 vintage with fantastic red wines maturing in barrel and vibrant white’s in bottle.

Vinification:

Selector harvested in the cool of the night once the grapes have reached optimum sugar and flavour equilibrium. Whole berry pressed, cold settled then the clear juice is racked off solids, warmed and fermented between 13-15oc. Post primary fermentation, the wine is warmed to 20oc to encourage secondary fermentation (malolactic fermentation). The yeast and malo lees are stirred for 3-4 weeks prior to blending and bottling.
No sulphur dioxide or preservatives were added in the making of this wine, however, sulphur dioxide is a natural by product of the fermentation process.

Alcohol: 13.0%
pH: 3.17
TA: 5.85g/L
Total SO2: 0ppm
Winemaker: Richard Freebairn

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Additional Information
Weight 1.33 kg
  • #biodynamic farming’s most common preparation is 500 (which is cow manure in a cow horn buried over winter). We’re digging them out today in Spring and the rich and lively resulting fertiliser will be mixed into water and sprayed on our vineyards.  It activates and enhances life in our soils.
  • Well this certainly made our weekend! Our Cabernet Sauvignon making James Halliday’s @winecompanion Top 100 Wines of 2018!
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  • #internationaltempranilloday so raise a glass to this classic Spanish varietal today #vivaespana #biodynamic #organic  #bushvines #paxtonwines
  • #bees #biodynamics when bees are present the environment is in ecological balance. Their pollination efforts keeps the world sustained and in balance for all plant life and human food supply. Hence why it’s our mascot at #paxtonwines
  • #thejourneybegins
  • That’s our new 2018 Rosé (handpicked Grenache and Shiraz), soon to be released. And, that’s a spa - that’s right, a spa in a bar, which you can hire for an hour @reunionislandpoolclub whilst you consume our Rosé. We’ve never heard of such a phenomenon before!
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#paxtonwines #rose #shiraz #grenache #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #wine #southaustralia #reunionislandpoolclub #uphereswimthere #escpaethecity #melbourne
  • Is there a better match? Paxton Pinot Gris and these divine oysters at the @thesalopianinn
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#paxtonwines #pinotgris #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #wine #southaustralia #salopianinn
  • Wine Bar @ Paxton is back! Our converted container has landed for some Spring vibes, but for a short time only before it heads to a secret location on the coast for the Summer. Come join us for a sundowner or knock-off drink, starting this Saturday! Open 3-7pm Fridays through Sundays from next week. Find us on Olivers Rd, McLaren Vale, between S.C.Pannell Wines and the turn off to d’Arenberg’s cube.
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#paxtonwines #winebaratpaxton #boozepaysthebills #winebar #paxtonpopup #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #fleurieupeninsula #wine #southaustralia
  • 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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#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

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#biodynamic

  • #biodynamic farming’s most common preparation is 500 (which is cow manure in a cow horn buried over winter). We’re digging them out today in Spring and the rich and lively resulting fertiliser will be mixed into water and sprayed on our vineyards.  It activates and enhances life in our soils.
  • Well this certainly made our weekend! Our Cabernet Sauvignon making James Halliday’s @winecompanion Top 100 Wines of 2018!
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#paxtonwines #cabernetsauvignon #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #wine #southaustralia #winecompanion #top100 #australianwine #wineaustralia #topaustralianwines #jameshalliday #aussiewine
  • #internationaltempranilloday so raise a glass to this classic Spanish varietal today #vivaespana #biodynamic #organic  #bushvines #paxtonwines
  • #bees #biodynamics when bees are present the environment is in ecological balance. Their pollination efforts keeps the world sustained and in balance for all plant life and human food supply. Hence why it’s our mascot at #paxtonwines
  • #thejourneybegins
  • That’s our new 2018 Rosé (handpicked Grenache and Shiraz), soon to be released. And, that’s a spa - that’s right, a spa in a bar, which you can hire for an hour @reunionislandpoolclub whilst you consume our Rosé. We’ve never heard of such a phenomenon before!
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#paxtonwines #rose #shiraz #grenache #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #wine #southaustralia #reunionislandpoolclub #uphereswimthere #escpaethecity #melbourne
  • Is there a better match? Paxton Pinot Gris and these divine oysters at the @thesalopianinn
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#paxtonwines #pinotgris #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #wine #southaustralia #salopianinn
  • Wine Bar @ Paxton is back! Our converted container has landed for some Spring vibes, but for a short time only before it heads to a secret location on the coast for the Summer. Come join us for a sundowner or knock-off drink, starting this Saturday! Open 3-7pm Fridays through Sundays from next week. Find us on Olivers Rd, McLaren Vale, between S.C.Pannell Wines and the turn off to d’Arenberg’s cube.
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#paxtonwines #winebaratpaxton #boozepaysthebills #winebar #paxtonpopup #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #fleurieupeninsula #wine #southaustralia
  • 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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.
#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

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