Tiny Paradoxes, Shiraz
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Organic

Tiny Paradoxes, Shiraz - 2021

Item # 20915 750mL

A blend of different parcels throughout McLaren Vale, each parcel was vinified separately. This dry red was pumped over twice daily for 14 days to extract color and tannin. Aged in both used French and American oak for a year prior to bottling, it is structured, spiced, and dark but still fresh. Pair with lamb and garlic potatoes.

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Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard. Certified in the country of origin.


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Staff Pick Notes

Biodynamic red wine from Australia? Yes, and it's definitely worth trying. Biodynamic agriculture is a philosophy of farming (and life) that, as practiced currently in wine making today, is more advanced and rigorous than just organic. Biodynamic growing takes in ideas of both sustainability and biodiversity and merges those ideas with the moon cycles, all in service to making really healthy vines that grow great grapes. A classic Rhône blend from a world away in the McLaren Vale of South Australia. While no one will confuse this with a Côtes du Rhône, this is NOT an over the top syrupy oak bomb. While big and full bodied, Paxton AAA is not heavy, it displays balance. Those classic Australian Shiraz flavors of tar and black raspberry are present but not to an overly extracted degree. Pair with a bacon cheese burger or BBQ pork ribs.

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Glossary

Shiraz

We'd like to clear this up once and for all: the Shiraz grape is genetically identical to Syrah. Australian winemakers put "Shiraz" on the map (and, many would argue, vice versa), and the term is now used throughout much of the New World. Let it never be said, however, that Shiraz and Syrah are the same thing: the region in which the grape is grown determines much about the flavor of the wine it will produce. Typically, New World Shiraz yields bigger, fruitier wines than the the peppery Syrahs...

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Australia

Australian Shiraz (made from the grape called “Syrah” in other parts of the world) shows the essence of the outback: it’s big, bold, and a little rough around the edges. The vast country leaves lots of room for variation, however, with its many terroirs each yielding distinctively styled wines. The climate of South Australia’s McLaren Vale district is heavily influenced by the ocean; wines here typically show savory notes of olive and spice on the nose and deep berry flavors on the palate....

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McLaren Vale

While the Barossa is the heart of the Australian wine industry and home to many of the big players, one has only to spend an hour traveling to the South Australia's McLaren Vale to find the home of some of the smaller players on the scene. With a microclimate heavily influenced by its proximity to the ocean and varied soils rich in iron or limestone, McLaren Vale Shiraz tends to exhibit more savory notes on the nose, adding olives and spice notes to its dark berry fruits (which take on...

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South Australia

South Australia is home to nearly half the country's wine production as well as the center of premium Shiraz production. It contains the Clare Valley, Barossa Valley, Eden Valley, Adelaide Hills, McLaren Vale, Padthaway, and Coonawarra regions.


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