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2020 Pinot Gris

NEW VINTAGE RELEASE

$22.00

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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 2020 vintage is the thirteenth 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: Pale straw with a golden hue.
Aroma: Fresh citrus flavours of lemon line with a hint of honeysuckle. A lovely touch of passionfruit lift developing
Palate: A zesty flavoursome palate, with citrus and lemon sorbet characters supported by a lovely layer of viscosity that coats the mid palate
Drink With: Light pasta and rice dishes
Cellaring:

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

Vintage:

2020 posed many challenges throughout Australia. Another intense drought year through the growing season was followed by one of the most devastating bushfire seasons this country has ever seen. Fortunately McLaren Vale was largely unaffected by this devastation and the early signs indicate 2020 to be a very special vintage; one to savour. Moderate weather throughout the picking season, combined with lower yields allowed the flavours to develop harmoniously and in balance. Varietal expression was excellent with Shiraz and Grenache showing lovely intense flavour without excessive tannin or alcohol. Tempranillo and Graciano are showing lovely plum and pepper characters and will be intriguing to see how they develop after time in oak and bottle.

Vinification:

The fruit was hand picked and selector harvested once sugar and flavours reached optimal levels. The grapes were whole bunch and berry pressed without crushing or destemming. The juice was racked 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 Pinot Gris.

Alcohol: 12.5%
Winemaker: Dwayne Cunningham and Kate Goodman

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Additional Information
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