PARALIAN (N.) – SOMEONE WHO LIVES BY THE SEA
With a collective of 45
vintages, Charlie Seppelt and Skye Salter now finally have the time to make a
little wine for themselves in their long-awaited project, Paralian Wines.
Single Vineyard Shiraz, fruit sourced from ‘Springs Hill Vineyard’, Blewitt
Springs, McLaren Vale grown by the Whaite family. Dry Grown, on Maslin Sand,
East/West aspect 205-210m altitude. Hand-picked fruit, fermented in a
131-year-old wax lined concrete open fermenter, 25% 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, 23 days on skins. Wine was
matured on lees for 9 months in French oak, 10% new.