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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
  • 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 2 - "Screw this, let's rumble, but mind the Shiraz vines"
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  • #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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  • 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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  • A little sneak peak at our newly packaged wines, one from each range. We think they look and taste great.
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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. 
#paxtonwines
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  • #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
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#wine
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#southaustralia
  • 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.
.
.
.
#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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