This is an exceptional Blewitt Springs wine. A very rare occasion when shiraz trumps grenache.
About The Wine
Charlie Seppelt and Skye Salter had both previously worked with the Shiraz grown on the ‘Springs Hill Vineyard’ in Blewitt Springs.
When the time came to source some fruit for their own label, they approached the Whaite family to see if they could secure some fruit. A small parcel was brought to their winery, a small amount of whole bunch used, and an even smaller amount of new oak.
They have perfectly captured the blue fruits and spice that leap from the glass from Shiraz grown in the sandy Blewitt Springs soils. Effortlessly drinkable.
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.