Paxton The Guesser Red 2016
- Certified Organic
- Certified Biodynamic
- Vegan Suitable
RegionMcLaren Vale, SA
The Guesser Range from Paxton are blends that change every year depending on the bright fruit driven grapes available for that vintage. Drink-ability from a young age is the key and they are wines which always represent exceptional value for biodynamic quaffers.
Paxton The Guesser Red 2016 - Tasting Notes from the Winery
The 2016 Guesser Red is a blend of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Grenache. This wine drinks beautifully with structure from the Cabernet. It’s a great wine with an even better price tag. The Guesser has proven to be very popular choice in cellar door.
VARIETY: Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache
100%: Organic | Biodynamic | Vegan
REGION: McLaren Vale
COLOUR: Vibrant red
AROMA: Bright red berry fruits with a touch of spice, mocha and plum characters
PALATE: Soft and juicy, showing generous fruit with a luscious finish
CELLARING: Drink now, or cellar for 5 years
VINTAGE: 2016 was a very strong year in McLaren Vale. After 6 months without rain, we had 40mm in the first week of February. This slowed down the baumes and allowed the acidity to catch up, therefore giving the fruit fantastic flavour equilibrium. Berry numbers were high due to an even veraison, which lead to the highest quality crops and tonnages this millennium.
VINIFICATION: Selected batches of Shiraz, Grenache and Cabernet Sauvignon were fermented and aged separately in small French and American oak barriques. They were blended to achieve a fruit-filled wine, expressing a nose of Cabernet Sauvignon mid palate of Shiraz and finish of silky Grenache.
TOTAL SO2: 78ppm
WINEMAKER: Richard Freebairn
|Region||McLaren Vale, SA|
|Wine Style||Soft Easy Drinking|
|Total SO2 ppm||78|