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2020 Quandong Farm Shiraz

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Quandong Farm Shiraz is a single vineyard wine that aims to highlight the intensity and brightness of fruit grown using biodynamic techniques. Our farming practices are designed to produce wines of intensity, but also with layers of texture, flavour and interest for the consumer. We think this wine exhibits these characteristics and provides both concentration and flavour and a certain delicacy, rather than simple raw power.

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Variety: Shiraz
100%: Organic | Biodynamic
Region: McLaren Vale
Vineyard: Quandong Farm
Colour: Crisp crimson
Aroma: This is really an olfactory party, there’s so much going on. Bunchy characters like homemade boiled lollies, strawberry shortcakes and lilly pillies meld with smoky speck and brooding dark musk. After some air, touches of Turkish spices hint to the delicate integration of French oak.
Palate: The energy is enlivening as this wine graces the palate, long and undeviating on first taste, it fills out with a little time in the glass. Medium bodied, it feels like a juxtaposition of goats nibbling their way through brambly wild berries and mint and the tension of acrobatic tricks on a high wire. A delicate finish like sinking your toes into the smooth, fine sands of the Whitsundays.
Drink With: Perfect with duck dishes
Cellaring:

This wine can be enjoyed young, however, careful cellaring for 5–20 years 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 grapes were hand picked and selector harvested at optimum flavour and sugar equilibrium. 40% of the harvest was used as whole bunches while the remainder was delicately destemmed and fermented using 100% indigenous (wild) yeast . The small batch open ferments were carefully plunged and pumped over for 10-15 days to extract colour, flavour and tannin structure. The ferments were pressed to new and mature French oak puncheons, where they were nurtured for 12 months prior to blending and bottling.

Alcohol: 14.0%
Winemaker: Ashleigh Seymour and Kate Goodman

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Weight 1.2 kg

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🚨 NEW LABEL 🚨 A fresh new look for our Quandong Farm Shiraz has been launched!

Our 2020 Vintage now released in this sleek style... 😍 (Available online)

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Our Cellar Door will be open from 11am – 2pm from today until Saturday for take-away sales and Click and Collect only 🍷
Please visit our online wine shop at www.paxtonwines.com to see our current special offer with 15% discount and FREE shipping across our whole range with a 12 bottle purchase!

*No cash sales with contactless EFT only*
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Vineyard update! Our wooly winter visitors captured on camera! πŸ‘ They love chomping on the grass in the rows during the cooler months... And the green netting is to protect vines from wind damage on those gusty days 🌫 ...

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At a loss for a wine to pair with dumplings? We suggest our Graciano! Although it is a Mediterranean varietal, the distinct savoury white pepper characteristics pair perfectly πŸ₯Ÿ

#mcalrenvalewine #biodynamicwine #organicwine
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🚨 Watch this space🚨 our much beloved Quandong Farm will be back with a new label soon! A metamorphosis of sorts... πŸ› πŸ¦‹ How exciting!

#mclarenvalewine #biodynamicwine #organicwine
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50 0

Liquid chocolate... our MV Shiraz with notes of cocoa is the ideal chocolatey hug on World Chocolate Day! 😍 🍫

#mclarenvalewine #biodynamicwine #organicwine
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Wanting to thank all of those who have shared their Paxton exeriences with us by tagging @paxtonwines ❀️ your posts and stories are FABULOUS!

If you've got a spare minute, please leave us a note on Trip Advisor - we love the feedback!

#mclarenvalewine #organicwine #biodynamicwine
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142 0

Queen of the Hive πŸ‘‘ ... a red blend as a tribute to all the hard working bees out there! Ever thankful for these buzzing beauties and their role in looking after our environment, and by extension us 🐝

#mclarenvalewine #biodynamicwine #organicwine
...

119 10

Winter has its own particular delights... such as precious reflections in barrel heads! Birds have been making the most of these pools for a little dip at our cellar door πŸ•ŠοΈ

#mclarenvalewine #biodyanmicwine #organicwine
...

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Let's take a walk! Assistant winemaker Owen showing SA Wine Weekly around our golden vineyard rows... 🍁

#mclarenvalewine #biodynamicwine #organicwine
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71 1

Here is our winemaker Ash taking a barrel sample πŸ”₯ keeping a close eye on how the wine is developing, to send it for bottling at the ideal moment!

#mclarenvalewine #biodynamicwine #organicwine
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Great to see these little creatures braving the cold and still coming to visit our vineyards 🐝
With the rain taking a break this weekend, we hope to see you too!

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