Paxton Queen of the Hive

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Soft and juicy with hints of cinnamon, plum and cherries





At Paxton Wines, we have been nurturing our family owned vineyards in McLaren Vale, South Australia, since 1979. We are leaders in organic and biodynamic winemaking. Viticulturist David Paxton, along with Winemakers Ashleigh Seymour and Kate Goodman has combined their years of experience, and by embracing biodynamic and organic practices (fully certified since 2011), are producing the healthiest of vines. Through the use of natural preparations and composts, the soil and vine are able to find the perfect balance. The end result is exceptionally pure fruit and “Wines with Life”.

Variety: Shiraz, Grenache, Mataro & Cabernet Sauvignon
100%: Organic | Biodynamic | Vegan
Region: McLaren Vale
Colour: Crimson Red
Aroma: Strawberries in the height of summer, luscious blood plums, orange peel and licorice root
Palate: A delightfully soft and mellow palate that shows layers of poached rhubarb and Kakadu plum. It feels like wild asparagus foraging on a crisp Spring morning, with the first of the honeybees following you on your hunt. Juiciness through the mid-palate and finishing super smooth this is an easy-drinking fresh style that suits the modern wine lover.
Drink With: Barbecued anything
Cellaring: Drink now or cellar up to 5 years


Vintage: 2019 vintage saw below-average rainfall over spring and virtually no rain during summer leading to a heavy reliance on irrigation. This together with a severe hail storm in November, the hottest day in
South Australia since 2009 and regular maximum temperatures over 36 degrees celsius in February made for some challenges. However, our close proximity to the St Vincent Gulf did help moderate some extreme weather events. All in all, we saw smaller tonnages with more intense flavour in the fruit. Another consistent year for Pinot Gris and Grenache, with early signs the Shiraz will carry the great density of fruit flavours moving forward
Vinification: Selected batches of Shiraz, Grenache, Mataro, and just a sprinkling of Cabernet were fermented and aged separately in small French oak barrels. They were blended to achieve a fruit-filled wine,
that is medium bodied with gentle extraction of tannins giving a velvety silky mouthfeel.
Alcohol: 14.0%


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Weight 1200 g

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