2021 Paralian Grenache Shiraz

McLaren Vale, SA

A melding of the two flagship red varieties of McLaren Vale. It's rich, dense and full-flavoured.



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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.

About Paralian

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.

Charlie Seppelt and Skye Salter
Charlie Seppelt and Skye Salter
McLaren Vale, SA
Additional Info

From The Producer

A barrel selection blend of our two single vineyard wines. The Grenache and Shiraz components were made separately and come blending for this wine we were looking for a wine that offered generosity, freshness of the varieties but also a drive of subtle tannin; a natural life line of preservation.

Grenache in higher percentage offers high fragrance and that pure raspberry line The Marmont vineyard highlights so well. There is a coolness from the acidity of the Grenache as well more juice, more flesh and more fragrance, whilst the Springs Hill Shiraz tightens the aromas with spice and black fruit and importantly delivers the drive of mild tannin.

Blend : Grenache (65%), Shiraz (35%)
ABV : 14%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2029
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Charlie Seppelt
Winemaker Charlie Seppelt
McLaren Vale, SA
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Real Review

"Very deep, bold and youthful purple colour, the wine on all levels very young and a trifle callow, almost raw, the nose showing coal-dust and floral black fruits, the palate full-bodied and bold, firm and measured in its tannins, which are ripe and supple. There's an essency black-fruit quality to the wine that suggests it will age superbly." - Huon Hooke (The Real Review)

The Wine Front

"Savoury style, seaweed, thyme, raspberry and blackberry, a little meaty and spicy too. Medium-bodied, plump fruit with abundant saline character, blueberry and grilled meat, dry fleshy tannin pulling a little gummy on the finish, but has plenty of interest and lots of umami/nori/black olive things happening too." - Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)

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    Lovely Balance

    Such a nice balance between the Grenache and Shiraz. Grenache bringing vibrant floral notes and the Shiraz, long tannins.

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