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The Guesser Red is a vegan friendly, biodynamic organically grown blend of Shiraz, Grenache, & Cabernet Sauvignon that offers fantastic value drinking.
Bright red berry fruits aromas with a touch of spice, mocha and plum.
Soft and juicy, showing generous fruit with a luscious finish.
An easy drinking McLaren Vale red that is ideal for a range of occasions.
Gypsy is made using our home grown organic Chardonnay, which is picked early to get some lovely fresh green apple characters and pressed off skins for cool fermentation in stainless steel. Like a well-bred English girl of yesteryear, Gypsy is sent off to finishing school in the Barossa (not Switzerland in this case) to find her fizz, before coming home to be presented to polite society for all to see and admire in her gorgeous packaging.
‘Gypsy’ is a classic Blanc de Blancs style, with a pale straw colour (with a hint of green apple), fine mousse and gentle characters of citrus. A splendid wine for celebration, Gypsy is also a versatile wine, try with oysters or anything else that takes your fancy. Serve chilled.
Paxton 2020 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.
NOW by PAXTON stands for NATURAL ORGANIC WINE. The consumer market demand has been growing steadily for Preservative Free/Natural wines. As leaders in organic production, it was obvious that Paxton needed a product for this category. In addition to Natural, PF & Organic, we wanted to make a young, drink NOW style shiraz that was different from our existing Shiraz styles.
The 2019 Puritan is bursting with life, as it should be, given it has barely time to turn around from being picked, fermented and then put immediately to bottle. There are soft plums on the nose & the palate is utterly delicious with black & red fruits, soft tannins & a wonderful finish; have with a juicy steak.
"Grown organically, no preservatives added, no oak, bottled young."
The Morning Bride is made to be a rosé – it’s not a by-product of a red wine which needed concentrating (this is a ‘saignée – or a bleed off version of the wine). We pick the Shiraz from our Chanticleer vineyard early, way before we pick it to make our Bosworth Shiraz . The flavours of the grapes are completely different at a lower Beaumé. The grapes spend practically no time at all on the skins, because we are keen for the wine to be very pale pink, à la the French Rosés from the Provence, albeit made from Shiraz and not Mourvedre (Mataro). Once through a cool fermentation the wine was stabilised, filtered and then went straight to bottle.
The flavours of this wine are on the green end of the flavour spectrum (watermelon and raspberries and strawberries not the red and black fruits that you will find in our Shiraz. The Morning Bride has terrific crunchy acidity, is clean and dry but textural too. It’s delicious.
Paxton’s vineyards comprise of six Biodynamic properties. MV ‘McLaren Vale’ or ‘Multiple Vineyard’ Shiraz is a blend of 100% Shiraz from four of the Paxton vineyards, and has been developed to highlight optimum fruit flavours.
The MV displays the hallmarks of classic McLaren Vale Shiraz – elegance, balance and pleasure in a bottle. This wine gives the best of both worlds: a fantastic wine when young, but careful cellaring for 10-15 years will reward you very nicely.
There is no real eureka moment when making wine - half the time it is finding the right way and then just repeating year in and year out, which kind of takes out a little of the romance of winemaking, but if it works… So, each year Joch picks the Shiraz on flavour and sugar ripeness. The grapes are crushed and then fermented in open vessels before being transferred to barrel, in some case to finish ferment and other batches will go into stainless steel. Scarlet Runner is designed to be a fresh style of Shiraz without too much oak influence, so we don’t go mad with oak. We do use a couple of new barrels, but for the most part we use old oak and stainless steel. We bottle the Shiraz roughly 12 months after we picked the grapes.
This is a lovely fresh bright Shiraz, true to region and variety. There are bright red and some dark fruits on the nose, a hint of chocolate and a mere whiff of oak. The tannins in the mouth are smooth and overall the wine is fresh, juicy and quite delicious. Try it with a Tuscan pepper stew or Peposo and if you have enough Scarlet Runner, you could use it to make the dish, too!