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Shiraz

Paralian Wines

Paralian McLaren Vale - Springs Hill Vineyard Shiraz 2021


$ $43.00
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Single Vineyard Shiraz, fruit sourced from ‘Springs Hill Vineyard’, Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale grown by the Whaite family

Dry Grown on Holocene Sand, North/South aspect 205-210m altitude. Planted 1998.

A vineyard Charlie & Skye have worked with in previous roles and one they were instantly drawn to for their Shiraz. 2021 is their fourth release of this single vineyard wine.

Hand-picked fruit, wild-fermented in a 133-year-old wax lined concrete open fermenter, 22% whole bunch (foot trodden for tannin extraction from ripe rachis), remainder destemmed. Cold soaked for 5 days, plunged and pumped over during peak of ferment, 11 days on skins. Wine was matured on lees for 10 months in French oak, 20% new.

The Shiraz was hand harvested on the 20th of March again this year! Possibly themost balanced year seen from The Springs Hill Vineyard in terms of canopy to fruit ratio and this year with perfect levels of light inception. Fruit was handpicked during the cool of the morning with lovely rachis ripeness once more. This 2021 is a step closer to a refined style of Shiraz they encountered whilst working in the Rhone, but maintaining its essence of Blewitt Springs.

Spicy, deep, dense and dark to black primary fruits, Kalamata tapenade and white spice intermingle with coal dust, graphite and charcuterie notes. Richly scented, medium to full bodied with a dense ripe core of coiled tannins, a coolness to the fruits through the palate with richness that McLaren Vale delivers with little effort. The fine spice notes throughout this wine giving it freshness and a style befitting of where it’s grown.

Alc/Vol: 14%


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