NOW by PAXTON stands for NATURAL ORGANIC WINE.
The consumer market demand has been growing steadily for No Added Preservative and Natural wines. As leaders in organic production, it was obvious that Paxton needed a product for this category. In addition to Natural & Organic, we wanted to make a young, drink NOW style Rosé that was different from our existing Rosé style.
|100%:||Organic | Biodynamic | No Added Preservatives|
|Aroma:||A foraged bouquet of wild roses, thyme flowers and strawberry gum|
|Palate:||Crisp, dry and refreshing mouth feel that is balanced with some layers of grapefruit peel and Davidson plum. It ignites dreams of enjoying an Indian summer on a rugged Mediterranean island. A smooth soft finish will have you coming back for more and dreaming of another holiday.|
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.
Hand picked and selector harvested once the grapes have reached optimum flavor development. Whole berry pressed, cold settled then the clear juice is racked off solids and fermented between 13-15oc in stainless steel tanks. Post primary fermentation, the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation for stabilisation, prior to blending and bottling as soon as possible to preserve the beautiful flavours