Paxton NOW 2019 Shiraz – McLaren Vale

Paxton NOW 2019 Shiraz – McLaren ValeIf you enjoy your natural and organic wines, I have another one for you guys! I was recently sent some samples from Paxton Wines (thank you!) from their NOW (Natural Organic Wine) range to try including a Rose, Chardonnay and this 2019 Shiraz.

This McLaren Vale Shiraz is not only natural and organic but it’s also made from biodynamically farmed vines and there’s no added preservatives. While there was no sulphur dioxide or preservatives added during the making of this wine, you do need to understand that sulphur dioxide is a natural by product of the wine fermentation process.

This Shiraz has been made in a drink now style and retails for $25. Therefore it’s not one to lock away in your cellar for years. Simply enjoy! Which is what Mr Spittoon and I did. Here are our notes on this one:

It’s a deep mulberry shade in the glass. While on the nose it has a wonderful berry-plum aroma to it with a hint of spice. In the mouth those fruit-forward flavours follow suit with wonderfully integrated tannins in the mid palate which lead into a nice dry finish. It’s got bold flavours which would marry well with red meat and the acidity screams to be matched with some sort of tomato based sauce.

This wine was sent to me direct from the winery as a sample, I was under no obligation to post about it.

All opinions are based on my own taste buds. Wine is subjective & always evolving, so make sure you drink what you enjoy.

Paxton NOW 2019 Chardonnay – McLaren Vale

Paxton NOW Chardonnay 2019 McLaren Vale

Are you looking for no added preservatives, organic or biodynamic wine? Well this McLaren Vale Chardonnay ticks all those boxes!

Introducing the Paxton Wines NOW 2019 Chardonnay which was released on a few months ago and I was lucky enough to be sent a sample bottle to taste (thank you!). Continue reading

Hither & Yon 2017 Nero D’Avola – McLaren Vale

Hither & Yon 2017 Nero D'Avola
If you enjoy full-bodied, dry, red wines like Cabernet Sauvignon, then wines made from the Nero D’Avola grape variety might be for you. Nero D’Avola originates from Sicily in Italy and it’s associated with flavours such as black cherries & plums, liquorice and tobacco. Head over to Wine Folly for a great write-up on the Nero D’Avola grape variety. Continue reading