Paxton Tempranillo 2014
- Certified Biodynamic
- Vegan Suitable
Winery/Brand: Paxton Wines
Crimson red in colour, a lovely perfume of dried fig and lavender overlay red berry fruit. The palate is juicy and medium bodied, brimming with luscious flavours such as plum and rhubarb and soft tannins on the finish. Ready to drink now, however, careful cellaring of 4-8 years will be rewarded.
VARIETY 100% Tempranillo
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 of which were first planted in the 1890s. Our aim is to showcase the intensity of fruit grown biodynamically.
VARIETY: 100% Tempranillo
COLOUR: Crimson red
AROMA: A pretty perfumed fragrance of lavender and dried fig
PALATE: Soft and juicy medium bodied wine, packed full of luscious flavours such as plum and rhubarb with a chalky tannin finish
CELLARING: A drink now style of wine, however, careful cellaring of 4-8 years will be rewarded
VINTAGE: 2014 was a dry growing season - a cool and windy spring resulted in slightly reduced yields. A warm February induced high rates of ripening, and was balanced by a well needed 2 inches of rain. The rain slowed ripening, and perfectly mild conditions allowed fabulous flavour development during the ensuing weeks. A great year for reds and whites in McLaren Vale!
VINIFICATION: The grapes where hand picked and machine harvested at there optimum flavour and sugar equilibrium. After a light crushing and destemming we fermented the must in small batch open ferments. After 10 days of hand plunging and temperature control we pressed the must to mature French and American oak Barriques for maturation of 10 months prior to bottling.
|Region||McLaren Vale, SA|