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2021 AAA Shiraz Grenache

New Vintage Release

$22.00

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The AAA on the label pays homage to David’s days in the wool trade and was stamped on the best grades of wool by the Guesser. It is a vibrant blend of Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro from some special little pockets amongst our vineyards. The Shiraz was selected from the ‘Gateway’ and ‘Jones Block’ vineyards, renowned for producing some of the best fruit in the region. These select parcels were blended with complimentary Grenache to create a wine that is engaging to a wide range of drinkers. Our blend is fun, appealing and, unlike some members of Paxton, not over the top.

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Variety: Shiraz, Grenache and Mataro
100%: Organic | Biodynamic
Region: McLaren Vale
Colour: Bright crimson red with a pink hue.
Aroma: Think wild red forest fruits like strawberries and barberries piled high on a creamy, crunchy pavlova. In the background, notes of raspberry leaf tea hint to the partial whole bunches used in the fermentation and completed by a feather-light touch of delicate French oak
Palate: Shiraz and Grenache together makes for such a dynamic blend and decadent mouthfeel. Shiraz bringing the mid palate weight and intensity of fruit flavours, while the spicy liveliness of Grenache pulls everything together for a party on your palate. The finish is just like ending your night with smooth Jazz.
Drink With: Slow roasted baby back ribs or Lentil Sheppard's Pie
Cellaring:

The AAA is a fantastic wine when young, with potential to get even better in bottle over 10 years plus.

Vintage:

2021 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:

Individual vineyard parcels of Shiraz and Grenache fermented in a combination of open top and static fermenters. During this process, each parcel was plunged and/or pumped over twice a day for 14 days, to extract colour, flavour and tannin structure. The ferments were pressed to seasoned French oak barriques (225L) and puncheons (500L), where they were nurtured for 9 months prior to blending and bottling

Alcohol: 13.5%
Winemaker: Ashleigh Seymour and Kate Goodman

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New Vintage Release

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Weight 1.14 kg

On this 2022 International Grenache Day, let’s celebrate the most elegant of red wines!

Grenache is an important varietal at Paxton Wines, and McLaren Vale is, according to no less than James Halliday, ‘Australia’s best location for Grenache’. The Vale is also home to some of the oldest Grenache vines in the world.

Grenache is incredibly well-suited to our region because of a magic combination of soil and climate, and thrives in our vineyards.

We source our organic, biodynamic Grenache fruit from three vineyards, grown using different approaches: the vines at our Quandong Farm and Landcross Farm vineyards are ‘bush vines’, ie grown without stakes or trellis. It’s a labour-intensive pruning technique, but bush vine canopies do a fabulous job filtering the sunlight, promoting good fruit colour and flavour. The Grenache vines at our Thomas Block vineyard experience colder than average McLaren Vale mornings and warm summer days, providing the perfect conditions for ripening.

At Paxton we are proud of the Grenache and Grenache-blend wines we produce, and we know our fans enjoy them too… the 2021 Grenache is completely sold out. The 2022 vintage is in barrels, and we look forward to sharing this gorgeous wine with you upon its release later this year.

Today, enjoy one of our Grenache, or Grenache blend wines, the AAA and the Queen of the Hive Red Blend, and we wish wine lovers everywhere a very Happy International Grenache Day!

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Paxton embraces the animals’ ability to graze the vineyard floor, convert pasture to manure and return to the soil in a different form which enhances the living mass in the ground. A soil that is full of life can improve itself naturally – which for us means better tasting grapes.

The presence of sheep, and other animals, in vineyards in Australia is on the rise after about a century of decline. As leaders in organic, biodynamic viticulture, Paxton stands proudly alongside winegrowers across the world who are returning to a more holistic approach to farming that not only makes for better wine, but is better for the environment and the community at large.

And the sheep look rather contented...!

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From 12-3pm on Sunday 25th, wonderful singer/guitarist Sophie Ford will be performing. And of course, Cellar Door will be open for tasting flights and tasty local produce.

We look forward to welcoming you! Paxton Wines, 68 Wheaton Road, McLaren Vale 🍕🍷🎸

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#paxtonwines #mclarenvale #fleurieupeninsula #paxtonpopup #fathersday2022 #whatsoninadelaide #gosouthgolocal
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Healthy vines make better wines, and it all starts with the soil. Biodynamics is the most advanced form of organic farming. It uses natural preparations and composts – that we prepare ourselves at our vineyards – to bring the soil and the vine into balance. This results in exceptionally pure and expressive fruit.

It is our intention that Paxton vineyards mimic the characteristics of a natural system. We constantly strive to promote diversity and allow natural balance to counter the effects of pests or disease, and to promote optimum soil health.

#paxtonwines #mclarenvale #fleurieupeninsula #biodynamicwine #organicfarming #sustainablewinemaking #soilhealthmatters
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It’s barre washing time. Something we need to spend quite a lot of time doing so that no nasties are growing in our barrels and spoiling our delicious wines. ...

From Vineyard to Barrel, Blending to Bottle, discover how Paxton Wines creates its organic, biodynamic Grenache and Grenache-blend wines in this special experience limited to just 30 guests, created for the McLaren Vale Grenache and Gourmet Festival.

Tickets are $110 inc GST and are limited to 30 to ensure the best possible experience. Click on our Link Tree link in the bio, and then click on Events to take you to our Facebook page, where you can learn more about this amazing McLaren Vale Grenache experience and book tickets.

#paxtonwines #mclarenvale #fleurieupeninsula #doughballsau #whatsonadelaide #grenache #mclarenvalegrenacheandgourmet #grenacheandgourmet #biodynamic #wineryexperiences
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Baterista, Spanish for drummer, is an Ode to rhythm in both music and In organic and biodynamic wine making. Rhythm is the back bone and heartbeat to both. When the rhythm is right, all else thrives.

Ronnie: “I do love wine, and especially great wines like the ones Paxton produces. They’re unique, and Paxton has an unusual passion for doing things with a real earth centric focus. In short, they care, and it shows. Meeting like-minded people with a passion for crafting something that takes time is attractive to me. It’s a treat to be involved because I know there are others out there, like me, who appreciate this kind of devotion and level of near-magic, and I want it to be available so they can enjoy it, too”

Baterista is a premium single vineyard Shiraz from our beloved 60 year old vines on our Jones Block vineyard, the best two barrels of vintage specially selected by winemaker Ashleigh Seymour for this limited offering.

The new 2019 Baterista is NOW! Click on the LinkTree link in our bio to get to our wine store and secure your bottles of this limited edition wine.

Ronnie Vannucci and Paxton Wines are very proud of the Baterista and feel that consumers will agree: it's an exceptional example of a premium single vineyard, hand crafted Shiraz from McLaren Vale, and shows great depth and complexity and the true purity of fruit and vitality in organic, biodynamic wine making.

Footage from Channel 9’s Today Show, Thursday 27th July, Ronnie and Brandon interviewed by Brooke Boney. Live footage from The Killers Live at Glastonbury.

#paxtonwines #mclarenvale #fleurieupeninsula #livemusicinadelaide #whatsonadelaide #thekillers #ronnievannucci #paxtonbaterista
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From 11am enjoy pancakes, scones, and mulled wine, all featuring our Honey, plus live music and great company, overlooking the rolling hills around Paxton Cellar Door.

Pancakes with honey only available from 11am-12pm, so get in early! Scones with honey and cream available until sold out, and mulled wine infused with Honey will be served all day.

About our Honey: It’s sourced from hives situated across Paxton’s McLaren Vale Vineyards, and from other locations on South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula – a region internationally renowned for its sustainable farming practices. The flavour of this 100% pure Honey reflects the terrior and floral diversity of the Region. No sugar or other ingredients are added.

Bees only survive and thrive in chemical free environments, hence why our certified biodynamic, estate vineyards in McLaren Vale are home to so many bee hives and their tireless Queens.

#mclarenvalewine #paxtonwines #honey #honeybees #sconeswithhoney #pancakes #mclarenvale #gosouthgolocal #biodynamicwine #sundaysessionsatpaxton #queenofthehive #ichoosesa
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On this 2022 International Grenache Day, let’s celebrate the most elegant of red wines!

Grenache is an important varietal at Paxton Wines, and McLaren Vale is, according to no less than James Halliday, ‘Australia’s best location for Grenache’. The Vale is also home to some of the oldest Grenache vines in the world.

Grenache is incredibly well-suited to our region because of a magic combination of soil and climate, and thrives in our vineyards.

We source our organic, biodynamic Grenache fruit from three vineyards, grown using different approaches: the vines at our Quandong Farm and Landcross Farm vineyards are ‘bush vines’, ie grown without stakes or trellis. It’s a labour-intensive pruning technique, but bush vine canopies do a fabulous job filtering the sunlight, promoting good fruit colour and flavour. The Grenache vines at our Thomas Block vineyard experience colder than average McLaren Vale mornings and warm summer days, providing the perfect conditions for ripening.

At Paxton we are proud of the Grenache and Grenache-blend wines we produce, and we know our fans enjoy them too… the 2021 Grenache is completely sold out. The 2022 vintage is in barrels, and we look forward to sharing this gorgeous wine with you upon its release later this year.

Today, enjoy one of our Grenache, or Grenache blend wines, the AAA and the Queen of the Hive Red Blend, and we wish wine lovers everywhere a very Happy International Grenache Day!

#grenache #internationalgrenacheday #mclarenvale #mclarenvalewine #paxtonwines #fleurieupeninsula #biodynamicwine #southaustralianwine #gosouthgolocal #organicwine #biodynamicfarming #ichoosesa
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Paxton embraces the animals’ ability to graze the vineyard floor, convert pasture to manure and return to the soil in a different form which enhances the living mass in the ground. A soil that is full of life can improve itself naturally – which for us means better tasting grapes.

The presence of sheep, and other animals, in vineyards in Australia is on the rise after about a century of decline. As leaders in organic, biodynamic viticulture, Paxton stands proudly alongside winegrowers across the world who are returning to a more holistic approach to farming that not only makes for better wine, but is better for the environment and the community at large.

And the sheep look rather contented...!

#paxtonwines #mclarenvale #fleurieupeninsula #winerysheep #biodynamicwine #southaustralianwine #gosouthgolocal #organicwine #biodynamicfarming #ichoosesa #sheep
...

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From 12-3pm on Sunday 25th, wonderful singer/guitarist Sophie Ford will be performing. And of course, Cellar Door will be open for tasting flights and tasty local produce.

We look forward to welcoming you! Paxton Wines, 68 Wheaton Road, McLaren Vale 🍕🍷🎸

#paxtonwines #adelaidelivemusic #springsessionsatpaxton #paxtonpopup #sundaysessionsatpaxton #livemusicadelaide #mclarenvale #fleurieupeninsula #doughballsau #whatsonadelaide #woodfiredpizza #swellbrewery #mclarenvalewine #sophiefordmusic #gosouthgolocal
...

Cheers Dads! Thanks to the many Dads, their families and friends who joined us at Paxton Wines to celebrate Father's Day 2022. A fine time was had by all, there was great food, wines and music, and we hope to see you again next year for FD23!

#paxtonwines #mclarenvale #fleurieupeninsula #paxtonpopup #fathersday2022 #whatsoninadelaide #gosouthgolocal
...

Healthy vines make better wines, and it all starts with the soil. Biodynamics is the most advanced form of organic farming. It uses natural preparations and composts – that we prepare ourselves at our vineyards – to bring the soil and the vine into balance. This results in exceptionally pure and expressive fruit.

It is our intention that Paxton vineyards mimic the characteristics of a natural system. We constantly strive to promote diversity and allow natural balance to counter the effects of pests or disease, and to promote optimum soil health.

#paxtonwines #mclarenvale #fleurieupeninsula #biodynamicwine #organicfarming #sustainablewinemaking #soilhealthmatters
...

It’s barre washing time. Something we need to spend quite a lot of time doing so that no nasties are growing in our barrels and spoiling our delicious wines. ...

From Vineyard to Barrel, Blending to Bottle, discover how Paxton Wines creates its organic, biodynamic Grenache and Grenache-blend wines in this special experience limited to just 30 guests, created for the McLaren Vale Grenache and Gourmet Festival.

Tickets are $110 inc GST and are limited to 30 to ensure the best possible experience. Click on our Link Tree link in the bio, and then click on Events to take you to our Facebook page, where you can learn more about this amazing McLaren Vale Grenache experience and book tickets.

#paxtonwines #mclarenvale #fleurieupeninsula #doughballsau #whatsonadelaide #grenache #mclarenvalegrenacheandgourmet #grenacheandgourmet #biodynamic #wineryexperiences
...

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Baterista, Spanish for drummer, is an Ode to rhythm in both music and In organic and biodynamic wine making. Rhythm is the back bone and heartbeat to both. When the rhythm is right, all else thrives.

Ronnie: “I do love wine, and especially great wines like the ones Paxton produces. They’re unique, and Paxton has an unusual passion for doing things with a real earth centric focus. In short, they care, and it shows. Meeting like-minded people with a passion for crafting something that takes time is attractive to me. It’s a treat to be involved because I know there are others out there, like me, who appreciate this kind of devotion and level of near-magic, and I want it to be available so they can enjoy it, too”

Baterista is a premium single vineyard Shiraz from our beloved 60 year old vines on our Jones Block vineyard, the best two barrels of vintage specially selected by winemaker Ashleigh Seymour for this limited offering.

The new 2019 Baterista is NOW! Click on the LinkTree link in our bio to get to our wine store and secure your bottles of this limited edition wine.

Ronnie Vannucci and Paxton Wines are very proud of the Baterista and feel that consumers will agree: it's an exceptional example of a premium single vineyard, hand crafted Shiraz from McLaren Vale, and shows great depth and complexity and the true purity of fruit and vitality in organic, biodynamic wine making.

Footage from Channel 9’s Today Show, Thursday 27th July, Ronnie and Brandon interviewed by Brooke Boney. Live footage from The Killers Live at Glastonbury.

#paxtonwines #mclarenvale #fleurieupeninsula #livemusicinadelaide #whatsonadelaide #thekillers #ronnievannucci #paxtonbaterista
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Queens of The Hives... we salute you! This Sunday August 7, as part of the Fleurieu Food Festival, come help us launch our brand new Queen of the Hive Honey!

From 11am enjoy pancakes, scones, and mulled wine, all featuring our Honey, plus live music and great company, overlooking the rolling hills around Paxton Cellar Door.

Pancakes with honey only available from 11am-12pm, so get in early! Scones with honey and cream available until sold out, and mulled wine infused with Honey will be served all day.

About our Honey: It’s sourced from hives situated across Paxton’s McLaren Vale Vineyards, and from other locations on South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula – a region internationally renowned for its sustainable farming practices. The flavour of this 100% pure Honey reflects the terrior and floral diversity of the Region. No sugar or other ingredients are added.

Bees only survive and thrive in chemical free environments, hence why our certified biodynamic, estate vineyards in McLaren Vale are home to so many bee hives and their tireless Queens.

#mclarenvalewine #paxtonwines #honey #honeybees #sconeswithhoney #pancakes #mclarenvale #gosouthgolocal #biodynamicwine #sundaysessionsatpaxton #queenofthehive #ichoosesa
...

Fire safety is of paramount importance in all workplaces and homes, and the winemaking and vineyard teams at Paxton Wines were spotted brushing up on fire suppression techniques, and having a go at operating the latest model fire extinguishers.

#FireSafetyTips #mclarenvalewine #paxtonwines #mclarenvale #fireextinguishertraining
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