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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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Kick-off your shoes
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Our 2021 Rhone blend is hitting the bottling line today! Look out for it in the next couple of months after it’s had a little sleep before heading to market. #mclarenvale has the perfect climate for these varieties mirroring the south of France where these varieties are traditionally grown and blended together.
#aaa
#rhoneblend
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@torresanestate
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We’re all about keeping close to nature here at Paxton’s. From our preservative-free wines to our lush, 100% organically cared for lawns, Mother Nature is our muse.

Picnic at Paxton is a celebration of this connection.

Grab your family and friends
Kick-off your shoes
Find a shady tree
And unwind with live music, wine and food ✌🏽

---------

Our next Picnic at Paxton event is Sunday, December 5, from 10 am, live coastal acoustic by Russell Stuart and food all day by the fabulous DoughBalls The Pizza Place

#mclarenvale #organicwine #nonasties #mclarenvalewine #paxtonwines #eventsadelaide #adelaidemusic
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The bar opens at 4pm with music kicking off at 5pm. Same shipping container, fresh digs. Now located next to the Paxton Cellar door.

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Dough Balls has been doing great things at their Mawson Lakes and Glenelg locations, and we are just thrilled to be hosting them here at our winery.

Food will be cooking from 5-8 pm on Friday nights and 12-3 pm Saturday and Sunday for the entire summer season alongside our Pop Up Wine Bar (next to the cellar door).

No bookings are required; seats are limited, but the lawn space is endless, so bring a rug, and we'll see you for some pizza and tempranillo soon!

Be sure to check out #doughballsau menu
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#fleurieufood #shiraztrail #paxtonwines
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