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Shiraz, also known as Syrah, is a dark-skinned grape variety grown throughout the world and used primarily to produce red wine. In 1999, Syrah was found to be the offspring of two obscure grapes from southeastern France, Dureza and Mondeuse Blanche. Syrah should not be confused with Petite Sirah; a cross of Syrah with Peloursin dating from 1880.
The style and flavor profile of wines made from Shiraz/Syrah is influenced by the climate where the grapes are grown with moderate climates (such as the northern Rhone Valley and parts of the Walla Walla AVA in Washington State). This tends to produce medium to full-bodied wines with medium-plus to high levels of tannins and notes of blackberry, mint and black pepper. In hot climates (such as Crete, and the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale regions of Australia), Shiraz/Syrah is more consistently full-bodied with softer tannins, jammier fruit and spice notes of licorice, anise and earthy leather. In many regions the acidity and tannin levels of Shiraz/Syrah allow the wines produced to have favorable aging potential.
Shiraz/Syrah is used as a single varietal or as a blend. Following several years of strong planting, Shiraz/Syrah was estimated in 2004 to be the world's 7th most grown grape at 142,600 hectares (352,000 acres). It can be found throughout the globe from France to New World wine regions such as: Chile, South Africa, the Hawke's Bay, Waiheke, New Zealand, California and Washington. It can also be found in several Australian wine regions such as: Barossa, Coonawarra, Hunter Valley, Margaret River and McLaren Vale.
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Pepper, spice with vanilla undertones. Palate is as a Shiraz should be. Flavoursome & robust, plum, berries with a little spicy kick on the finish. Good length with medium tannins.
The Tower Shiraz is named after the Tahbilk's iconic lookout style tower that played an integral role to Tahbilk's early winemaking years. The blending of cool-climate spicy fruit with mild climate full-bodied fruit has produced a rich, elegant Shriaz with supple tannins & great length. This red is an excellent tribute to the Tahbilk estate, one of Australia's most beautiful and historic properties.
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.
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.
Our twenty-second release of The Fergus is named after our neighbor who was good enough to sell us his Grenache grapes in the vintage of 1993, during a desperate shortage of Shiraz and Cabernet.
We quickly realized that a wine born from logistics had real potential as a medium, but soft style with immediate food compatibility.
'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 Chardonnay that was different from our existing Chardonnay style.
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."
Clare Valley Shiraz selected from our own premium vineyard sites has produced a wine with strong regional and varietal definition. This sophisticated yet elegant wine has a vibrant crimson hue with aromas and flavours of blackberry, mulberry and fresh cherries.