About the Wine
Both Charlie & Skye spent a vintage making wine in Burgundy over a decade ago.
Making an Australian version of Chardonnay that could scratch that White Burgundy itch had always been a dream of theirs, and it's one they've achieved right here in this wine,
They found some excellent Chardonnay from the Bowyer Ridge Vineyard in the Adelaide Hills farmed by the Rosback family. And they've put it to very good use.
It's a very tidy wine, slender but with plenty of fruit. It's gorgeous and a mighty fine release from this McLaren Vale duo.
Paralian is a family-based South Australia outfit, founded by Charlie Seppelt and Skye Salter.
After a combined 46 vintages both in Australia and broad, the two decided to dial their lives and professional careers into the place they both fell in love with, McLaren Vale. It's the spot that has the three things they care about: special sites, surf and sand.
They have great long-standing relationships with some of the region's top growers from their previous roles working at blue chip wineries. Those friendships are now giving them access to some phenomenal fruit. It's the perfect foundation for them build their small artisan brand.
Just a couple of vintages in and the critical reviews have been huge. Paralian is one of the budding wine projects to watch in McLaren Vale.