Paxton Marsanne 2010
- Certified Biodynamic
- Vegan Suitable
Winery/Brand: Paxton Wines
This wine is full and textured and has aromatics of sweet honeycomb and citrus blossom. It tastes of fresh lemon curd & builds to a full buttery back palate with great length of flavour. It is very easy to drink on its own but will also go well with spicy food.
It is usually only available at cellar door, but we've managed to scrounge a few cases for your drinking pleasure. A lovely aged marsanne is a wine to savour.
BIODYNAMIC IN CONVERSION
David Paxton believes that the people who apply the art and science of viticulture are just as important as the winemaker in the making of good wines. That’s why for three decades the Paxtons have nurtured their prized vineyards – some over 100 years old – in McLaren Vale, South Australia. It’s this level of care and passion for the region that has produced extraordinary fruit and wines.
"Our aim is to showcase the intensity of fruit grown biodynamically, and to champion the cause for wider adoption of sustainable farming methods."
Marsanne is not common in McLaren Vale and very rare as a single varietal wine. We have a small parcel (approx.2 tonnes), on our Thomas Block vineyard, which was used for this wine.
2010 Paxton Marsanne Tasting Notes:
VARIETY: 100% Marsanne
COLOUR: Pale Gold
BOUQUET: Sweet honeycomb and citrus blossom
PALATE: It tastes of fresh lemon curd & builds to a full buttery back palate with great length of flavour. Full and textured.
CELLARING: Drinking really well in 2014 with 4 years age, drink over the next 2 years.
DRINK WITH?: It is very easy to drink on its own but will also go well with spicy food.
VINTAGE: 2010 was a great season with good soaking winter rains filling the soil profile, increasing the chance of a good year. The growing season was mild and dry, resulting in good vine health and terrific wine flavour.
VINIFICATION: The fruit was hand picked, whole bunch pressed, then run directly to old oak barrels. The fermentation was totally wild, with the sediment (Lees) stirred in French oak over 16 months to increase complexity.
|Region||McLaren Vale, SA|
|Wine Style||Full Bodied|
|Cellaring||Drinking well in 2014, or cellar for another 2 years|