Paxton 2020 Rosé combines Shiraz & Grenache, 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:||Shiraz and Grenache|
|100%:||Organic | Biodynamic|
|Colour:||Ocean Trout with pink salmon hue|
|Aroma:||Fragrant lift of violets, red cherries and fresh raspberries|
|Palate:||Bright fruit driven palate with lovely crisp minerality and a creamy texture. Guava and Strawberry flavours linger and give vitality|
|Drink With:||Light pasta and rice dishes|
Drink today, buy more tomorrow
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.
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.
|Winemaker:||Dwayne Cunningham and Kate Goodman|