About The Wine
Grenache and Shiraz are the two red pillars of the Paralian label. Here, Charlie & Skye combine the powers of both varieties to give a little snapshot of what McLaren Vale does best.
This melds the sweet red fruits and snappy spice of the Marmont vineyard Grenache with the smooth, sumptuous sensibilities of the Shiraz grown on the Springs Hill Vineyard.
This is a classic McLaren Vale red from a modern McLaren Vale outfit, really giving you the best of both worlds here. It's only going to get better with time in bottle, too - if you can keep your hands of it, that is.
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.