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2021 Pinot Gris

NEW VINTAGE RELEASE

$22.00

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Pinot Gris is increasing in popularity and we believe it’s a variety well suited to one of McLaren Vale’s coolest sites – Paxton’s Thomas Block. The Paxton Pinot Gris is a crisp and fresh style that also captures the interesting characters and essence of the variety.

The 2021 vintage is the 14th release of this single vineyard wine and displays fruit freshness and structure highlighting the suitability of this site for the production of premium white varieties.

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Variety: Pinot Gris
100%: Organic | Biodynamic
Region: McLaren Vale
Vineyard: Thomas Block
Colour: Straw with peach hues
Aroma: Fresh citrus flavours of lime and lemon myrtle with a hint of pear blossom and canary melon
Palate: Salty beach days come to mind, sand-covered skin and cricket being played with the waves lapping at sun-kissed feet. A zesty palate reminiscent of grapefruit sorbet framing a soft viscosity through the mid-palate. Grapefruit comes to play again with rindy texture completing the lively finish
Drink With: Light pasta and rice dishes
Cellaring:

Drink within 3 years for optimum enjoyment

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:

The fruit was hand picked and selector harvested once sugar and flavours reached optimal levels. The grapes were whole bunch and berry pressed without crushing or destemming. The juice was racked and fermented at temperatures between 13-16°C in stainless steel, to encapsulate fruit freshness. The wine was bottled early in its life to capture the unique characters of Pinot Gris

Alcohol: 13.5%
Winemaker: Ashleigh Seymour and Kate Goodman

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Additional Information
Weight 1.2 kg

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

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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

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An exemplary Shiraz not to be missed!'

#elizabethjean #paxtonwines #gosouthgolocal #biodynamicwine #organicwine #southaustralianwine #mclarenvale #iChooseSA
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A big thanks to Jordan Hein from @moorak_ wines for lending the tools and @laurenlangfieldwines for playing the middlewoman!
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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.
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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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"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

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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 😉

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
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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
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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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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
...

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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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