Paxton The Guesser White 2014
- Certified Biodynamic
Winery/Brand: Paxton Wines
Michelle says: "Pure Biodynamic fruit, Exceptional value for money!
Pale straw in colour, The Paxton Guesser White is a great biodynamic white wine blend from McLaren Vale. Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay & Marsanne are blended together to produce a fresh fruit driven wine. On the nose there are some citrus hints and tropical fruit. The palate is light and fresh and delivers what is promised with an salad of fresh fruit, before finishing dry.
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.
2014 Paxton The Guesser White Blend Tasting Notes:
VARIETY: Sauvignon Blanc/Chardonnay/Marsanne
COLOUR: Pale Straw
BOUQUET: Tropical fruit cup with citrus notes
PALATE: Fresh fruit salad, light and clean on the palate with a light, dry fruity finish
CELLARING: Drink now, or enjoy for up to 3 years from vintage
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: Harvested when the grape flavours were at their peak, the Sauvignon Blanc was pressed, with only the free-run juice retained. It was then cold settled and cool fermented to retain elegance and character. The Marsanne & Chardonnay components were whole bunch pressed & cool fermented with clarified juice then blended with the Sauvignon Blanc, adding an extra layer of body and complexity to the blend. This blend was bottled early to retain the fresh-fruit flavours.
|Region||McLaren Vale, SA|
|Cellaring||Up to 3 years|