Paxton `Thomas Block` Chardonnay 2010 (6 x 750mL), McLaren Vale, SA.

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Overview

Following consistent acclaim for ‘Thomas Block’ fruit from the wine companies we were supplying, we decided to produce a Chardonnay under our own label. With fresh, lively and attractive citrus and integrated oak, this wine is a Chardonnay lover’s dream. The relatively long and later ripening period for the fruit contributes to the unique, elegant characteristics of the resulting wine. Varietal but atypical of the region, this single vineyard Chardonnay is very impressive, a showcase for whites of the McLaren Vale region. Become a true believer!

NASAA Certified Biodynamic

Region:
SA - McLaren Vale
State:
South Australia
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Bright straw-green; a supple, smooth and flavoursome chardonnay with stone fruit, melon and fig aromas and flavours, oak playing a minor role. Ready when you are.

Rating 91 - Drink by 2014 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (SEP/2011)

Winery Tasting Notes

Colour

Straw

Aroma

Complex citrus and stone fruit with aromas of toasted nuts.

Palate

Mouth-filling, complex stone-fruit with a balanced, even mid palate and creamy flavoursome back palate with good length.

Cellaring

Ready to enjoy now, however this wine will increase in complexity and be terrific for 5 or more years.

Vintage
2010
Region
SA - McLaren Vale
Grape Style
Chardonnay
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
13.5%

Winery Profile

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Established in 1979, Paxton is a family owned McLaren Vale wine company. Founder and owner, David Paxton is one of Australia’s most highly respected viticulturists – a reputation built on managing and growing wine grapes of exceptional quality for over 30 years.

The Paxton family have nurtured their own vineyards in McLaren Vale, South Australia, for three decades. Internationally recognised as one of Australia’s leading wine regions, McLaren Vale is renowned for the production of super premium quality wines – particularly red wines.

In 2000 the family released their first wine under the PAXTON label: the 1998 Paxton Shiraz. Today, under the direction and guidance of Michael Paxton – David’s son and Paxton winemaker –Paxton produces ten estate grown wines under the family label: Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Rose, Tempranillo, AAA (a Shiraz Grenache blend), ‘MV’ Shiraz, Quandong Farm Shiraz, Jones Block Shiraz, ‘The Vale’ Cabernet and the flagship wine, the Paxton EJ Shiraz.

The Paxton wine range is an approachable collection of wines that showcase McLaren Vale’s fruit quality (through Paxton’s superior vineyard sites), natural diversity and varietal expression. In the winery, minimal winemaking intervention ensures the integrity of the fruit from vineyard to bottle.

Paxton vineyards are spread across a diverse number of sites and soil types, which are managed without compromise from planting to harvest by Viticulturist, Daniel Lavrencic. Daniel continues to strive to minimise inputs and manages the Paxton vineyards using biodynamic farming principles –a system of farming without the use of synthetic fertilisers and pesticides with a focus on promoting healthy, living soils through the use of natural compost preparations.

Over the years, Paxton has introduced a number of environmental initiatives for the business, including becoming Australia’s first winery to join 1% For The Planet (a rapidly growing global network of environmentally conscious companies that give a least 1% of their annual sales to environmental causes every year) and achieving ZeroC/business certification, making PAXTON one of only a handful of Australian wineries to offset all emissions from activities within their operation.

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