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2021 AAA Shiraz Grenache

New Vintage Release

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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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Description

New Vintage Release

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Weight 1.14 kg

These views ✨

The rolling vineyards of Jones Block Shiraz never cease to take our breath away. Planted in the 60s, you can find this slice of heaven looking out over the Gulf of St. Vincent and nestled neatly between d'Arenberg and SC Pannell cellar doors 📍

Learn more about what makes this parcel of land so special.
Link in bio

#paxtonwines #jonesblockshiraz #shiraz #mclarenvale #singlevineyard #southaustralianwine #organicwine #biodynamicwine #vineyard #southaustralia
...

Elizabeth Jean // Matriarch, Mother and Shiraz Lover

EJ was one special lady. In fact, she was so important to her son, David Paxton, that he crafted a limited release Shiraz to commemorate her 100th Birthday!

Now that's love.

With Mothers Day around the corner, it seemed fitting to offer a pre-release of the 2020 EJ to all of our loyal shiraz appreciators 🙂

Pre-order now: Link in Bio

'Classic McLaren Vale Shiraz characteristics, with an elegant, delicate front exploding with a concentration of savoury fruit, supported by full, silky tannins unique to old vine wine.
An exemplary Shiraz not to be missed!'

#elizabethjean #paxtonwines #gosouthgolocal #biodynamicwine #organicwine #southaustralianwine #mclarenvale #iChooseSA
...

Basket pressing our amphora Shiraz from Thomas Block today. Now we are really done. It will now go back to the amphora 🏺 to rest a little while@until@we deem it ready for your tastebuds.
A big thanks to Jordan Hein from @moorak_ wines for lending the tools and @laurenlangfieldwines for playing the middlewoman!
Please check out the exciting things these guys are doing with their own wines.
...

What mum really wants 🤔

Looking for somewhere to take mum on May 8th? We have a place the kids can run wild, the wine is flowing, the pizza is mindblowing, and Grandma can hear. Join us for Mother's Day at The Paxton Pop-Up with Live Music, Food Trucks and more...

-Live music from 12-3 by Gene Phoa
-Hamper Giveaway for one lucky mum
-Free Glass of Pinot Gris on arrival for mum
-Food sold by Doughballs & TACH Stroopwafel
And, of course, organic and biodynamic wines by us.

Link in Bio.
...

Last press! 🍾

It's been a wild one #V22
Now it's time for us to put our tannin-stained feet up and celebrate with a glass (or 3) of fizz!

#vintage2022 #paxtonwines #gosouthgolocal #biodynamicwine #organicwine #southaustralianwine #mclarenvale #iChooseSA
...

Kate Goodman has made the cover of WBM 🤩

We feel so fortunate to have the incredibly talented Kate as a friend and consultant winemaker here at Paxton Wines!

"I created a space where I had space to work on my own terms," she says. "I don't know if that's a luxury or if it's smart." Kate's smile lights up a room.

-Read the full article in @wbmmagazine written by the talented @katiespainwrites

#paxtonwines #gosouthgolocal #biodynamicwine #organicwine #southaustralianwine #mclarenvale #iChooseSA #winebusinessmagazine #WBM #kategoodman #katiespain
...

Nobody puts Mataro in the corner!

At Landcross Farm, we have an exceptional vineyard of bush vine Mataro, and we felt it needed its turn to shine. So we expanded the Queen of the Hive range to include the *NEW* Shiraz Mataro blend.

"We can have more fun with it [Mataro]; it doesn't have to be serious as it can often be portrayed." - Ash, Head Winemaker at Paxton

And as much as Ash enjoyed creating it, critics are slurping it up too 😉

Our not-so-serious Mataro Shiraz blend scored 91points from The Real Review as their Minimal Intervention Wine of the Week!

To read the full review - Link in Bio

#paxtonwines #gosouthgolocal #biodynamicwine #organicwine #southaustralianwine #mclarenvale #iChooseSA #mataro #minimalinterventionwine #therealreview
...

A wine with a view 🙌

Sitting on the back deck of our cellar door is a whole sensory experience. Singing magpies, rustling She-oaks, and lush nature as far as the eye can see. Ahead is our hilly Landcross Vineyard, where our Mediterranean varietals are grown: Grenache, Mataro and Tempranillo.

For an assault of the senses - book yourself in for a tasting 😉 👆

#paxtonwines #gosouthgolocal #biodynamicwine #organicwine #southaustralianwine #mclarenvale #iChooseSA #vineyard #mataro #grenache #tempranillo
...

Here for a good time, not a long time!

Meet Milano native Jacapo, 29. His passion for working with Grenache brought him to McLaren Vale for the 2022 season.
No stranger to vintage work, he has been travelling to pursue his love for interesting wine regions for over 8 years now!

He admits it's a solid day's work, but he is drawn to the variety of the days, dynamic movements and intensity of the vintage.

An absolute pleasure to work alongside; we are so grateful to people like Jacapo, who fly in to lend us a hand when we need it most!

#paxtonwines #vintage2022 #southaustralianwine #mclarenvale
...

Happy Easter from all of us here at Paxton Wines!

How sweet is this highland cow?

We have two pet cattle on our Thomas Block vineyard, a mother and daughter who have been with us for years now. They live the good life, feasting on pats and hay. Technically they don't contribute to our vineyard but we just love having them around!

#paxtonwines #highlandcows #mclarenvale #happyeaster
...

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These views ✨

The rolling vineyards of Jones Block Shiraz never cease to take our breath away. Planted in the 60s, you can find this slice of heaven looking out over the Gulf of St. Vincent and nestled neatly between d'Arenberg and SC Pannell cellar doors 📍

Learn more about what makes this parcel of land so special.
Link in bio

#paxtonwines #jonesblockshiraz #shiraz #mclarenvale #singlevineyard #southaustralianwine #organicwine #biodynamicwine #vineyard #southaustralia
...

Elizabeth Jean // Matriarch, Mother and Shiraz Lover

EJ was one special lady. In fact, she was so important to her son, David Paxton, that he crafted a limited release Shiraz to commemorate her 100th Birthday!

Now that's love.

With Mothers Day around the corner, it seemed fitting to offer a pre-release of the 2020 EJ to all of our loyal shiraz appreciators 🙂

Pre-order now: Link in Bio

'Classic McLaren Vale Shiraz characteristics, with an elegant, delicate front exploding with a concentration of savoury fruit, supported by full, silky tannins unique to old vine wine.
An exemplary Shiraz not to be missed!'

#elizabethjean #paxtonwines #gosouthgolocal #biodynamicwine #organicwine #southaustralianwine #mclarenvale #iChooseSA
...

Basket pressing our amphora Shiraz from Thomas Block today. Now we are really done. It will now go back to the amphora 🏺 to rest a little while@until@we deem it ready for your tastebuds.
A big thanks to Jordan Hein from @moorak_ wines for lending the tools and @laurenlangfieldwines for playing the middlewoman!
Please check out the exciting things these guys are doing with their own wines.
...

What mum really wants 🤔

Looking for somewhere to take mum on May 8th? We have a place the kids can run wild, the wine is flowing, the pizza is mindblowing, and Grandma can hear. Join us for Mother's Day at The Paxton Pop-Up with Live Music, Food Trucks and more...

-Live music from 12-3 by Gene Phoa
-Hamper Giveaway for one lucky mum
-Free Glass of Pinot Gris on arrival for mum
-Food sold by Doughballs & TACH Stroopwafel
And, of course, organic and biodynamic wines by us.

Link in Bio.
...

Last press! 🍾

It's been a wild one #V22
Now it's time for us to put our tannin-stained feet up and celebrate with a glass (or 3) of fizz!

#vintage2022 #paxtonwines #gosouthgolocal #biodynamicwine #organicwine #southaustralianwine #mclarenvale #iChooseSA
...

Kate Goodman has made the cover of WBM 🤩

We feel so fortunate to have the incredibly talented Kate as a friend and consultant winemaker here at Paxton Wines!

"I created a space where I had space to work on my own terms," she says. "I don't know if that's a luxury or if it's smart." Kate's smile lights up a room.

-Read the full article in @wbmmagazine written by the talented @katiespainwrites

#paxtonwines #gosouthgolocal #biodynamicwine #organicwine #southaustralianwine #mclarenvale #iChooseSA #winebusinessmagazine #WBM #kategoodman #katiespain
...

Nobody puts Mataro in the corner!

At Landcross Farm, we have an exceptional vineyard of bush vine Mataro, and we felt it needed its turn to shine. So we expanded the Queen of the Hive range to include the *NEW* Shiraz Mataro blend.

"We can have more fun with it [Mataro]; it doesn't have to be serious as it can often be portrayed." - Ash, Head Winemaker at Paxton

And as much as Ash enjoyed creating it, critics are slurping it up too 😉

Our not-so-serious Mataro Shiraz blend scored 91points from The Real Review as their Minimal Intervention Wine of the Week!

To read the full review - Link in Bio

#paxtonwines #gosouthgolocal #biodynamicwine #organicwine #southaustralianwine #mclarenvale #iChooseSA #mataro #minimalinterventionwine #therealreview
...

A wine with a view 🙌

Sitting on the back deck of our cellar door is a whole sensory experience. Singing magpies, rustling She-oaks, and lush nature as far as the eye can see. Ahead is our hilly Landcross Vineyard, where our Mediterranean varietals are grown: Grenache, Mataro and Tempranillo.

For an assault of the senses - book yourself in for a tasting 😉 👆

#paxtonwines #gosouthgolocal #biodynamicwine #organicwine #southaustralianwine #mclarenvale #iChooseSA #vineyard #mataro #grenache #tempranillo
...

Here for a good time, not a long time!

Meet Milano native Jacapo, 29. His passion for working with Grenache brought him to McLaren Vale for the 2022 season.
No stranger to vintage work, he has been travelling to pursue his love for interesting wine regions for over 8 years now!

He admits it's a solid day's work, but he is drawn to the variety of the days, dynamic movements and intensity of the vintage.

An absolute pleasure to work alongside; we are so grateful to people like Jacapo, who fly in to lend us a hand when we need it most!

#paxtonwines #vintage2022 #southaustralianwine #mclarenvale
...

Happy Easter from all of us here at Paxton Wines!

How sweet is this highland cow?

We have two pet cattle on our Thomas Block vineyard, a mother and daughter who have been with us for years now. They live the good life, feasting on pats and hay. Technically they don't contribute to our vineyard but we just love having them around!

#paxtonwines #highlandcows #mclarenvale #happyeaster
...

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