Paxton Rose 2019 - Tasting Notes from the Winery
Paxton 2019 Rosé combines Shiraz & Grenache, grown using the Paxton ‘smart farming’ program that focuses on soil health and biodiversity. The bright fruit characters are those of a healthy vineyard. Winemaker, Richard Freebairn, crafted this wine to be crisp, flavoursome and refreshing. A delicious rosé with pretty rose petal notes and refreshing raspberry aromas.
Serve straight from the fridge for the perfect summer drinking wine.
VARIETY: Shiraz and Grenache
100%: Organic | Biodynamic
REGION: McLaren Vale
COLOUR: Ocean Trout
AROMA: Fragrant lift of fresh raspberries, Turkish delight and watermelon
PALATE: Bright fruit driven palate with subtle watermelon, white nectarine and guava flavours followed by a zesty finish with balanced minerality
DRINK WITH: Light pasta and rice dishes
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WINEMAKING & VINTAGE
2019 Vintage was one of the harder vintages we have experienced in many years. Below average rainfall over spring and virtually no rain during summer saw a heavy reliance on irrigation. This together with a severe hail storm in November, the hottest day in South Australia since 2009 and regular maximum temperatures over 36 degree Celsius in February made for some challenges. However, our close proximity to the St Vincent Gulf did help moderate some extreme weather events. All in all we saw smaller tonnages with more intense flavour in the fruit due to very little water content in the grapes. Another consistent year for Pinot Gris and Grenache, with early signs the Shiraz will carry great density of fruit flavours.
The fruit was hand picked when sugar and acid equilibrium was optimum. The grapes were whole bunch and berry pressed without crushing or destemming. The juice was racked from the grape solids on the bottom of the tank, and fermented at temperatures between 13-16°C in stainless steel, to encapsulate fruit freshness. The wine was filtered and bottled early in its life to capture the freshness of the varieties.
TOTAL SO2: 60ppm
WINEMAKER: Richard Freebairn