Paxton The Guesser White 2016
- Certified Organic
- Certified Biodynamic
RegionMcLaren Vale, SA
GrapesChardonnaySauvignon BlancPinot Gris
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. The blend is changed each year as the Paxton folk pick out the varieties that are showing bright fruit driven characters. For 2016 we have a trio of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. Enjoy it now.
Paxton The Guesser White 2016 - Tasting Notes from the Winery
The Guesser White is a unique winemaker’s blend of our estate white varietals that includes Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris. The result is a wonderfully fresh, fruit driven and crisp white wine. Easy drinking and ideal for all occasions.
VARIETY: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris
100%: Organic | Biodynamic | Vegan
REGION: McLaren Vale
COLOUR: Pale Straw
AROMA: Fruit driven with hints of tropical peach, honey dew and
lemon zest perfume
PALATE: Soft and delicate, displaying tropical fruits, ginger and
DRINK WITH: Light salads or seafood starters
CELLARING: Drink today, buy more tomorrow
VINTAGE: 2016 was a very strong year in McLaren Vale. After six 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: Harvested at night, when sugar and acid equilibrium was optimum. Whole berries were pressed to capture the beautiful, soft fruit flavours. Post press, the juice was settled, followed by rack-off of the clear free-run. The wine was fermented between 12-16 degrees Celsius in stainless steel vats, without any sulphur additions, until the end of fermentation. Light filtration and early bottling helped enhance this soft, fruit driven wine.
TOTAL SO2: 92ppm
WINEMAKER: Richard Freebairn
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