Introduction: Paxton “M.V.” Organic Shiraz
The Paxton “M.V.” Organic Shiraz is a red wine that has been made using certified organic grapes. The family’s first wine, released in 2000 under the PAXTON label, was a success, and since then, they’ve gone on to produce some world-class wines. Their most recent release, the 2021 MV Shiraz, is a true expression of the McLaren Vale terroir.
The wine is made from a single vineyard sustainably farmed and certified organic. The grapes are hand-picked and fermented in open-top fermenters before being pressed into French oak barrels for aging. The wine is unfined and unfiltered, retaining its natural flavors and aromas. The Paxton “M.V.” Organic Shiraz has a deep, ruby colour with purple hues. The nose is expressive with aromas of blackberry, plum, and spice. The palate is full-bodied with firm tannins and a long, elegant finish. This wine is approachable now but will also benefit from further aging.
Food Pairing: Paxton “M.V.” Organic Shiraz
Though often thought of as a heartier wine, Paxton’s “M.V.” Organic Shiraz is quite versatile for food pairing. Its bright fruit flavors and moderate tannins make it a perfect match for grilled or roasted meats, especially those with bold sauces or rubs. But it can also hold its own against heartier vegetables like grilled eggplant or roasted mushrooms. So whether you’re planning a backyard barbecue or a cozy winter meal, this Shiraz is sure to please.
Facts about the wine
Region – Australia
Winery – Paxton
Grapes – Merlot
Wine style – Australian Shiraz
Alcohol content – 14.5%
Allergens – Contains sulfites