McLaren Vale, South Australia
100% Shiraz, 12 months in French oak. Colour: bright purple & red. Aromas: ripe blackberry, wild fennel seeds, cocoa & star anise. Palate: medium to full-bodied with fresh mulberries. Cellaring: 10 – 15 years.
Paxton’s vineyards comprise of six Biodynamic properties. MV ‘McLaren Vale’ or ‘Multiple Vineyard’ Shiraz is a blend of 100% Shiraz from four of the Paxton vineyards, and has been developed to highlight optimum fruit flavours.
The MV displays the hallmarks of classic McLaren Vale Shiraz – elegance, balance and pleasure in a bottle. This wine gives the best of both worlds: a fantastic wine when young, but careful cellaring for 10-15 years will reward you very nicely.
- Region McLaren Vale, South Australia
- Sub Region McLaren Vale, South Australia
- Vintage 2021
- Type Red Wine
- Variety Shiraz
- Variety Composition
Organic | Biodynamic
- Vegan Friendly ✔
- Organic Wine ✔
- Preservative Free ✔
- Volume 750ml
- Alcohol Volume 14%
- Standard Drinks 8.3
- Closure ScrewCap
- Bottling Date
- Vintage Notes
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.
- Vineyard Notes
Bright purple with red hues
Oscillating between ripe blackberries stolen from your neighbour’s back fence and wild fennel seeds harvested along a country roadside this wine keeps you intrigued waiting for further revelations like cocoa and star anise
A medium to full-bodied wine with fresh mulberries on the palate entrance. The texture feels like floating over rolling hills in a smooth convertible, opening up like a view over an expansive valley at the crest of the last hill. Elongated by careful maturation in French oak barriques, the finish is like watching a glowing sunset at the end of an action-packed day
- Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential
This wine gives the best of both worlds: a fantastic wine when young, however careful cellaring for 10 – 15 years will be rewarded
- Food Matches
Classic Tagliatelle Bolognese
Individual parcels from each vineyard were picked at optimum sugar, acid and flavour balance. These parcels remained separate throughout vinification and blended prior to bottling. Fermentation began after gently de-stemming the fruit into both open and static fermenters. During fermentation, each parcel was plunged and pumped over twice a day for 2 weeks, to extract flavour, colour and tannin compounds. The ferments were then pressed to a combination of new and mature French oak barriques (225 L) and puncheons (500 L), where they were nurtured for 12 months prior to blending and bottling.
- Wine Maker