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2019 Pinot Gris

NEW VINTAGE RELEASE

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Pinot Gris is increasing in popularity and we believe it’s a variety well suited to one of McLaren Vale’s coolest sites – Paxton’s Thomas Block. The Paxton Pinot Gris is a crisp and fresh style that also captures the interesting characters and essence of the variety.

The 2019 vintage is the twelfth release of this single vineyard wine and displays fruit freshness and structure highlighting the suitability of this site for the production of premium white varieties.

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Variety: Pinot Gris
100%: Organic | Biodynamic
Region: McLaren Vale
Vineyard: Thomas Block
Colour: Vibrant straw
Aroma: Bright tropical fruit fragrance with hints of frangipani, nashi pear, ginger and melted butter
Palate: A zesty fruit, lemon pith, lemon sorbet, and a hint of ginger. A lovely touch of viscosity coats the mid palate finishing with a bright citrus lift.
Drink With: Light pasta and rice dishes
Cellaring:

A fruit driven wine designed for drinking young, although careful cellaring will be rewarded

Vintage:

2019 Vintage was one of the harder vintages we have experienced in many years. Below average rainfall over spring and virtually no rain during summer saw a heavy reliance on irrigation. This together with a severe hail storm in November, the hottest day in South Australia since 2009 and regular maximum temperatures over 36 degree Celsius in February made for some challenges. However, our close proximity to the St Vincent Gulf did help moderate some extreme weather events. All in all we saw smaller tonnages with more intense flavour in the fruit due to very little water content in the grapes. Another consistent year for Pinot Gris and Grenache, with early signs the Shiraz will carry great density of fruit flavours.

Vinification:

The fruit was harvested at night when sugar and acid equilibrium was optimum. The grapes were whole 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. Once fermented, the wine lees were regularly mixed into suspension for a four week period, with the aim of building complexity and texture into the wine. The wine was filtered and bottled early in its life to capture the freshness of the variety.

Alcohol: 12.5%
pH: 3.22
TA: 5.85g/L
Total SO2: 65ppm
Winemaker: Richard Freebairn

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Additional Information
Weight 1.33 kg
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  • #2019 #PFShiraz #90pts  fresh, clean, pure and so easy to drink. A superb summer red too on ice. #organic #biodynamic #noaddedpreservatives
  • Join us October 6 for McLaren Vale’s Spring Affair Festival! The October long weekend is the perfect time to celebrate Spring with food, wine, music,friends and good times. Take part in a pub group tour which provides transport or Choose your own Adventure with your own vehicle. Visit www.springaffair.com to find out more and buy tickets #springaffair #mvspringaffair #mclarenvale #sawine #safood #octoberlongweekend #paxtonwines #valeale #coriolewinery #maxwellwines #pennyshillwinery #mollydooker #serafino
  • The Wine Companion 2020 scores are in and as well as some outstanding results Paxton Wines was rated in the Top Ten of the Best Value Wineries! #winecompanion2020 #halliday2020 #jameshalliday #top10 #wineaustralia #paxtonwines #organicwine #biodynamicwine #mclarenvalewine #fleurieupeninsula
  • #winter in #mclarenvale #southaustralia #organicwine #biodynamicfarming
  • Great night out for the Paxton girls at @ the launch of SA Life Food and Wine Magazine for 2019. We are so lucky in SA to have such amazing fresh produce and incredible wines on our doorstep #safoodmonth #seanskitchen #paxtonwines #organicwine #biodynamicwine #freshproduce #sagreat
  • Happy #nationalroséday June 8th 2019 #organicwine #biodynamicwine #grenache #shiraz #mclarenvalewine
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