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2018 NOW Preservative Free Chardonnay

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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
  • Quandong Farm Vineyard converted to Biodynamics' in 2004. After 14 years we thought we could do with some help with the under-vine and inter-row grass / weed management. We would like to introduce the new members of the Paxton team! 📷 @richardfreebairn .
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  • This is the mortar and pestle used to grind up oak bark and valerian flowers for the production of biodynamic preps which go into our compost. It’s a very hands on and labour intensive process, but totally worth the effort
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#paxtonwines
#organic
#biodynamic
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#instawine
#mclarenvale
#southaustralia
#fleurieupeninsula
  • We had the privilege of hosting @evangoldsteinms from the USA at the end of June. Evan is a Master Sommelier, author and educator.  His enthusiasm for all things food and wine is infectious. It was a pleasure showing him some Paxton wines while talking about our region and practices, and hearing about his experiences from around the world.
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#paxtonwines
#organic
#biodynamic
#wine
#instawine
#mclarenvale
#southaustralia
#fleurieupeninsula
  • Sunrise on Wednesday morning at historic Landcross Farm, home to our cellar door #nofilter 📷 Ben Paxton @ the crack ass of dawn
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#paxtonwines
#sunrise
#landcrossfarm
#organic
#biodynamic
#wine
#instawine
#mclarenvale
#southaustralia
#fleurieupeninsula
  • Have you tried Graciano? It’s a Spanish varietal primarily grown in the Rioja region, but totally suited to the McLaren Vale region. It’s lighter in body than most typical reds, with savoury and white pepper characteristics, and beautiful bright red fruits. One of our favourites here at Paxton HQ. Available now in our online store, and dressed to impress in a new pink outfit! Link in bio.
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#graciano
#organic
#biodynamic
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#southaustralia
#fleurieupeninsula
  • Essential quality control tasting of our soon to be released 2018 Pinot Gris - overlooking a Kangaroo Island sunset with fresh America River Oysters.

Can confidently say that the wine, oysters, and view all passed with A+ results!
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#paxtonwines
#kangarooisland
#organic
#biodynamic
#mclarenvale
#southaustralia
#fleurieupeninsula
  • McLaren Vale is considered one of the most unique and important wine growing regions in Australia today, as well as one of the most geologically diverse wine regions in the world. It is renowned for the production of super-premium quality wines – particularly red wines. Its history dates back to the mid-1800’s and is world renown for the production of not just Australia’s top premium wines but also some of the best wines on a global platform. This South Australian region, just 40 kilometres south of Adelaide, is known as ‘Sea & Vines’ which perfectly describes the essence of its favourable geographic location in the Gulf of St Vincent; its unique terroir soils, the winds, temperature, and Mediterranean climate. All of these unique factors are at the core of why the region’s vineyards produce such high-quality premium grapes
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#paxtonwines #seaandvines#biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #wine #southaustralia
  • This is a pink box - it contains our new look Graciano. It’s being featured at Ruby Red Flamingo, they are the first ones to get their hands on it. P.S the courier didn’t leave it there, it was our winemaker Richard making a personal delivery and trying to be creative 🤦🏻‍♂️
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#paxtonwines #paxton2.0 # graciano #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #wine #southaustralia
  • We love throwing a good party at Landcross Farm. This was Spring Affair 2017. It's back on in 2018. But first, winter is coming ❄️🌧☂️
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#paxtonwines #weliketoparty #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #wine #southaustralia
  • What a pleasure it was for us to host members of The Killers for a winemakers dinner and winery tour this week on their hard earned, night off. They surely rocked Adelaide, what a show...and what a tour! #thekillers #wonderfulwonderful #adelaide #mclarenvale #paxtonwines
  • Over the coming months, we'll be rolling out our new packaging, which includes this awesome capsule designed by @parallaxdesign Why the bee?
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Vines do not need bees, but they need plants for a healthier environment; that’s where the bees come into it. Bees are the primary pollinators of plants, which then aid in the natural replenishment of important soil nutrients.
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The flowers that need bees then attract more bugs, and hence the healthy ecosystems begin. Keeping this biodiversity in balance eliminates the need for chemicals.
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#paxtonwines #heathysoils #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #wine #southaustralia
  • Love this picture by @ashcapell of their Ural Motorcycle at our pop-up container #paxtonwines #paxtonpopup #wine #mclarenvale #uralmotorcycles

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#biodynamic

  • Quandong Farm Vineyard converted to Biodynamics' in 2004. After 14 years we thought we could do with some help with the under-vine and inter-row grass / weed management. We would like to introduce the new members of the Paxton team! 📷 @richardfreebairn .
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#paxtonwines
#organic
#biodynamic
#wine
#instawine
#mclarenvale
#southaustralia
#fleurieupeninsula
  • This is the mortar and pestle used to grind up oak bark and valerian flowers for the production of biodynamic preps which go into our compost. It’s a very hands on and labour intensive process, but totally worth the effort
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.
#paxtonwines
#organic
#biodynamic
#wine
#instawine
#mclarenvale
#southaustralia
#fleurieupeninsula
  • We had the privilege of hosting @evangoldsteinms from the USA at the end of June. Evan is a Master Sommelier, author and educator.  His enthusiasm for all things food and wine is infectious. It was a pleasure showing him some Paxton wines while talking about our region and practices, and hearing about his experiences from around the world.
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#paxtonwines
#organic
#biodynamic
#wine
#instawine
#mclarenvale
#southaustralia
#fleurieupeninsula
  • Sunrise on Wednesday morning at historic Landcross Farm, home to our cellar door #nofilter 📷 Ben Paxton @ the crack ass of dawn
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#paxtonwines
#sunrise
#landcrossfarm
#organic
#biodynamic
#wine
#instawine
#mclarenvale
#southaustralia
#fleurieupeninsula
  • Have you tried Graciano? It’s a Spanish varietal primarily grown in the Rioja region, but totally suited to the McLaren Vale region. It’s lighter in body than most typical reds, with savoury and white pepper characteristics, and beautiful bright red fruits. One of our favourites here at Paxton HQ. Available now in our online store, and dressed to impress in a new pink outfit! Link in bio.
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#paxtonwines
#graciano
#organic
#biodynamic
#wine
#redwine
#instawine
#mclarenvale
#southaustralia
#fleurieupeninsula
  • Essential quality control tasting of our soon to be released 2018 Pinot Gris - overlooking a Kangaroo Island sunset with fresh America River Oysters.

Can confidently say that the wine, oysters, and view all passed with A+ results!
.
.
.
#paxtonwines
#kangarooisland
#organic
#biodynamic
#mclarenvale
#southaustralia
#fleurieupeninsula
  • McLaren Vale is considered one of the most unique and important wine growing regions in Australia today, as well as one of the most geologically diverse wine regions in the world. It is renowned for the production of super-premium quality wines – particularly red wines. Its history dates back to the mid-1800’s and is world renown for the production of not just Australia’s top premium wines but also some of the best wines on a global platform. This South Australian region, just 40 kilometres south of Adelaide, is known as ‘Sea & Vines’ which perfectly describes the essence of its favourable geographic location in the Gulf of St Vincent; its unique terroir soils, the winds, temperature, and Mediterranean climate. All of these unique factors are at the core of why the region’s vineyards produce such high-quality premium grapes
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#paxtonwines #seaandvines#biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #wine #southaustralia
  • This is a pink box - it contains our new look Graciano. It’s being featured at Ruby Red Flamingo, they are the first ones to get their hands on it. P.S the courier didn’t leave it there, it was our winemaker Richard making a personal delivery and trying to be creative 🤦🏻‍♂️
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#paxtonwines #paxton2.0 # graciano #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #wine #southaustralia
  • We love throwing a good party at Landcross Farm. This was Spring Affair 2017. It's back on in 2018. But first, winter is coming ❄️🌧☂️
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.
#paxtonwines #weliketoparty #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #wine #southaustralia
  • What a pleasure it was for us to host members of The Killers for a winemakers dinner and winery tour this week on their hard earned, night off. They surely rocked Adelaide, what a show...and what a tour! #thekillers #wonderfulwonderful #adelaide #mclarenvale #paxtonwines
  • Over the coming months, we'll be rolling out our new packaging, which includes this awesome capsule designed by @parallaxdesign Why the bee?
.
Vines do not need bees, but they need plants for a healthier environment; that’s where the bees come into it. Bees are the primary pollinators of plants, which then aid in the natural replenishment of important soil nutrients.
.
The flowers that need bees then attract more bugs, and hence the healthy ecosystems begin. Keeping this biodiversity in balance eliminates the need for chemicals.
.
.
.
.
.
#paxtonwines #heathysoils #biodynamic #organic #mclarenvale #wine #southaustralia
  • Love this picture by @ashcapell of their Ural Motorcycle at our pop-up container #paxtonwines #paxtonpopup #wine #mclarenvale #uralmotorcycles

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