Paxton Grenache 2020

  • Vegan Suitable
  • Certified Biodynamic
  • Certified Organic

On the nose a perfumed floral fragrance of strawberries and raspberries. This is a light to medium bodied wine with a crunchy lively red berry flavour. Hints of savoury spice arising from whole bunch fermentation to add slight grip and texture and creates wonderful length on the palate.

Our Thomas Block vineyard is extremely unique, and experiences colder than average McLaren Vale mornings, and warm summer days, providing the perfect ripening conditions for producing the most elegant of red wines; this Grenache is no exception.

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Tasting Notes for Paxton Grenache 2020 from the Winery

VARIETY: 100% Grenache
COLOUR: Ruby red with light pink hues
AROMA: A perfumed fragrance of fresh strawberries, raspberries and spice. Bright red fruits jump from the glass showing excellent varietal expression.
PALATE: Light to medium-bodied wine with a crunchy red berry flavour. Hints of savoury spice round out the palate, giving depth and length to the finish.
CELLARING: Drinks very well young, however, careful cellaring for 5-10 years will be rewarded.
VINTAGE: 2020 posed many challenges throughout Australia. Another intense drought year through the growing season was followed by one of the most devastating bushfire seasons this country has ever seen. Fortunately McLaren Vale was largely unaffected by this devastation and the early signs indicate 2020 to be a very special vintage; one to savour. Moderate weather throughout the harvest period, combined with lower yields allowed the flavours to develop harmoniously and in balance. Varietal expression was excellent, with the wines showing intense flavour and brightness without excessive tannin or alcohol.
VINIFICATION: We hand picked our bush vine Grenache at optimum sugar and flavour balance. 20% of the harvest was fermented as whole bunches, with the remainder gently de-stemmed on top. Cool ferment temperatures and gentle hand-plunging helped capture the character of the vineyard and allowed for a softer and longer extraction. When fermentation was complete, the must was pressed to seasoned French oak puncheons for a maturation of seven months prior to blending and bottling.

(SKU: PX_GRE_20)

Wine Type Red
Vintage 2020
Alcohol % 14.0
Grapes Grenache
Region McLaren Vale, SA
Packaging Glass Bottle
Closure Screwcap
Country of Origin Australia
Vegan Suitable Yes
Certified Biodynamic Yes
Certified Organic Yes
Vegetarian Suitable Yes
Fining Agents Used None

93 Points

Sweetly ripe and inviting, the wine shows Black Doris plum, blueberry, violet and subtle spice notes on the nose, followed by a supple palate displaying juicy fruit flavours with beautifully rounded mouthfeel. At its best: now to 2030.

Review by Sam Kim from Wine Orbit

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