NOW by Paxton Shiraz 2017



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  • Vegan Suitable
  • No Added Preservative
  • Certified Biodynamic
  • Certified Organic


Lively vibrant purple hue, this is natural and primal with abundant primary fruit characters; raspberries, cherries, plums. On the palate the fruit flavours shine, mulberries and plums, with a background of earthy chocolate. There is a generous weight to the palate, and a satisfying finish.


NOW by Paxton Shiraz 2017 - Tasting Notes from the Winery

Introducing NOW by PAXTON which stands for NATURAL ORGANIC WINE. The consumer market demand has been growing steadily for Preservative Free/Natural wines. As leaders in organic production, it was obvious that Paxton needed a product for this category. In addition to Natural, PF & Organic, we wanted to make a young, drink NOW style shiraz that was different from our existing Shiraz styles.


100%: Organic | Biodynamic | Preservative Free | Vegan

REGION: McLaren Vale

COLOUR: Vibrant purple hue

AROMA: Explosion of primary fruit characters, with raspberries, cherries, plum and a touch of chocolate

PALATE: Very generous fruit flavours of plums and mulberries, spicy characters and great mouth feel and density


VINTAGE: 2017 was a fantastic year for winemaking in McLaren Vale. We had an extremely wet winter and our vineyards reached full saturation point. Spring brought very consistent fruit set and flowering. The rain continued throughout Summer and mild days with cool nights allowed for a slow ripening season. These conditions resulted in fragrant whites with lower acidity, and elegant reds with very attractive primary fruit flavours and lower alcohols.

VINIFICATION: The grapes were picked at optimum sugar and flavour equilibrium. They were tipped into open top fermenters and gently hand plunged for 14 days, extracting the vibrant characteristics of the vineyard.
When primary fermentation was complete, we pressed to tank for secondary fermentation before bottling.
No sulphur dioxide or preservatives were added in the making of this wine.

ALCOHOL: 14.0%

PH: 3.78

TA: 5.3g/L

TOTAL SO2: 0ppm

WINEMAKER: Richard Freebairn

(SKU: PX_NOW_17)

Wine Type Red
Vintage 2017
Alcohol % 14.0
Grapes Shiraz
Region McLaren Vale, SA
Packaging Glass Bottle
Closure Screwcap
Vegan Suitable Yes
No Added Preservative Yes
Certified Biodynamic Yes
Certified Organic Yes
Total SO2 ppm 0

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