Paxton The Guesser White 2018

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.

$88.00

57 in stock

Variety :      Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris

100% :         Organic | Biodynamic

Region :      McLaren Vale

Colour :     Bright straw

Aroma :     Fragrant lift of lemon, olive brine and white peach

Palate :      Soft fruit driven wine, with a hint of lemon meringue, lovely generosity of fruit on the palate and clean finish

Drink with : Light salads or seafood starters

CELLARING:   Drink today, buy more tomorrow

 

VINTAGE:       

2018 Growing season had very good winter rainfall allowing the vineyards to reach saturation point. A very dry spring encouraged healthy foliage growth and controlled the vines vigour well. We experienced one of the driest summers in 30 odd years; this meant a great concentration of flavours and intensity of fruit especially in Shiraz and Grenache. The whites reached fruit ripeness with low acidity therefore producing a very bright and vibrant flavour profile. A warmer than usual autumn (Indian summer) kept disease pressure low and helped natural malolactic fermentation. All and all, a very strong 2018 vintage with fantastic red wines maturing in barrel and vibrant white’s in bottle.

 

VINIFICATION:       

The fruit was 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.

Winemaker:    Richard Freebairn

Alcohol :           12.5%

PH:                       3.15

TA:                       6.48g/L

TOTAL SO2:       81ppm

 

Paxton The Guesser White 2018
Paxton The Guesser White 2018
$88.00