Paxton 2018 Rosé combines Grenache & Shiraz, grown using the Paxton ‘smart farming’ program that focuses on soil health and biodiversity. The bright fruit characters are those of a healthy vineyard. Winemaker, Richard Freebairn, crafted this wine to be crisp, flavoursome and refreshing. A delicious rosé with pretty rose petal notes and refreshing raspberry aromas.
Serve straight from the fridge for the perfect summer drinking wine.
|Variety:||Grenache and Shiraz|
|100%:||Organic | Biodynamic|
|Aroma:||Fragrant lift of rose petal, strawberries and watermelon|
|Palate:||Bright fruit driven palate with subtle plum, cherry and guava flavours followed by a zesty finish with balanced minerality.|
|Drink With:||Light pasta and rice dishes|
Drink today, buy more tomorrow
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. 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.
The fruit was hand picked when sugar and acid equilibrium was optimum. The grapes were whole bunch and berry pressed without crushing or destemming. The juice was racked from the grape solids on the bottom of the tank, and fermented at temperatures between 13-16°C in stainless steel, to encapsulate fruit freshness. The wine was filtered and bottled early in its life to capture the freshness of the varieties.