McLaren Vale, South Australia
100% Shiraz. Colour: vibrant purple & pink. Aroma: ironstone, cold smoke & raspberries. Palate: medium-bodied, gravelly tannins offset by a delicate acidity with a smooth finish. Drink ‘NOW’.
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 of Shiraz that was different from our existing Shiraz styles.
- Region McLaren Vale, South Australia
- Sub Region McLaren Vale, South Australia
- Vintage 2022
- Type Red Wine
- Variety Shiraz
- Variety Composition
Organic | Biodynamic | No Added Preservatives
- Vegan Friendly ✔
- Organic Wine ✔
- Preservative Free ✔
- Volume 750ml
- Alcohol Volume 14%
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- Bottling Date
- Vintage Notes
Well, you thought 2021 was good but I bet you hadn’t heard about 2022 yet! With most of the country experiencing extreme La Niña conditions, in McLaren Vale we were hit with the lucky stick and enjoyed plenty of soil moistening rain through the winter but no extreme events. Budburst was a breath of new life after a long cool Winter and conditions were ideal up to flowering where things went a bit haywire. Crazy Melbourne type weather blew a lot of the flowers away before they could turn into fruit... but less fruit, more quality and coming off a bumper 2021 vintage it helped balance things out. We had a lovely cool summer, which helped ripening happen nice and slow, just the way we like it. Vintage was well spread out with fine days through most of March allowing us to choose when to pick and preserve stunning, natural acidity.
- Vineyard Notes
Maslin, Quandong and 19th Vineyards
Buoyant pinky red
A wine that morphs with some time in the glass and each swirl that you give. Beginnings are earthy with a hint of saucisson sec, soon opening up to blackcurrant liqueur, cassia bark and marjoram back again from last year.
Medium bodied, juicy, easy, drink “NOW’ style of wine. Like a warm embrace with someone you love, comforting and uplifting at the same time. Tannins soft but firm, evocative of testing out pillow top mattresses at your local bedding store, along with the texture of fine linen sheets.
- Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential
GOOD: Now BETTER: Now MAX: Winter 2024
- Food Matches
BBQ lamb or steak
The grapes were picked at optimum sugar and flavour equilibrium. Tipped into open top fermenters, they were gently hand plunged for around 20 days, extracting the vibrant characteristics of the vineyard. When primary fermentation was complete, we pressed to stainless steel tanks for malolactic fermentation and brief ageing before bottling nice and early to preserve freshness. No sulphur dioxide or preservatives were added in the making of this wine however, sulphur dioxide is a natural by product of the fermentation process.
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