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2021 Graciano

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Graciano is a Spanish varietal grown primarily in the Rioja region. After some research David Paxton decided to graft one row of Graciano onto some old Chardonnay vines at Thomas Block to see what the result would be. When you try this wine, we think you will agree that the variety is well suited to the conditions of McLaren Vale.

Lighter in body with distinct savoury and white pepper characters filled out with bright red fruits. Light tannins make this wine ready to drink young, although cellaring potential is in the medium term.

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Trophy - 2021 Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show - Best Organic Wine

Gold Medal - 2021 Australian Alternative Varieties Wine Show

Variety: Graciano
100%: Organic | Biodynamic
Region: McLaren Vale
Vineyard: Thomas Block
Colour: Highlighter red
Aroma: Like a Mary Poppins bag in a lolly shoppe on the coast of Cornwall, childhood favourites keep popping out of this wine. Redskins, fairly floss, jubes, it just keeps coming. Even a raspberry Sonny Boy on a sweet summer’s day. Sour gummy bears hint at the juxtaposition of sweet and sour in this wine, all the while you are kept intrigued by the underlying white and Szechuan pepper mix.
Palate: What you smell is what you get here as the nose perfectly integrates into the palate. Bright and exhilarating like riding a bike downhill with no hands for the first time, slowing to a crawl on soft green grass and the bottom of the descent. Smooth, just like the finish of this mouth-watering wine.
Drink With: Curries or spicy Asian style dishes
Cellaring:

A fantastic wine to drink when young, however careful cellaring of 5-15 years will be rewarded

Vintage:

2021 was one of those dream vintages that don’t come along every year; cool, refreshing nights and dreamy, sun-kissed days without any extended stretches of intense heat. After a warmer than usual November there were only four days above 40 degrees. It was mainly dry throughout the ripening season with the odd spattering of just enough rain to keep the grapes beautifully plump, juicy and full of bright fruit flavours and time to dry out in between so disease pressure was low. The gentle undulation between these varying temperatures and perfectly healthy canopies allowed us to really ponder picking times, spending plenty of time out in the vineyard tasting grapes getting the timing of picking just right. The generous harvest has rewarded us with delightfully delicate fruit and varietal characters, with each variety singing its own tune. Natural acids are in perfect balance and the smooth, sensuous tannins completed by an epic energetic vibration that we can’t wait to share with you.

Vinification:

A cool vineyard and a late ripening variety mean this wine is fermented in open fermenters at cool temperatures at the end of March. Lovingly hand plunged and tasted daily, waiting for the moment it all comes together. Malolactic fermentation in used French oak puncheons and aged there for 7 months before blending and encapsulating the delicious flavour in bottle.

Alcohol: 13.5%`
Winemaker: Ashleigh Seymour

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Weight 1.2 kg

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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
...

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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.
...

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-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
...

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

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"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 😉

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To read the full review - Link in Bio

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...

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

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

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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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