NOW Shiraz

NOW Shiraz

2022 Shiraz

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’.

From $25.00 per bottle

    Description

    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.

    Wine Details

    • 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%
    • PH

      3.78

    • Acidity

      6.0

    • Sugar

      2.4

    • Closure ScrewCap
    • Bottling Date

      13/05/2022

    • 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

    • Colour

      Buoyant pinky red

    • Bouquet

      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.

    • Palate

      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

    • Vinification

      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.

    • Music Match

      1234—Feist

    • Winemaker

      Ashleigh Seymour

    Description

    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.

    Wine Details

    • 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%
    • PH

      3.78

    • Acidity

      6.0

    • Sugar

      2.4

    • Closure ScrewCap
    • Bottling Date

      13/05/2022

    • 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

    • Colour

      Buoyant pinky red

    • Bouquet

      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.

    • Palate

      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

    • Vinification

      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.

    • Music Match

      1234—Feist

    • Winemaker

      Ashleigh Seymour