Parker Estate Cool Climate Shiraz


for the equivalent of £17.45 a bottle

Grower: Parker Estate
Grape Variety: Shiraz
Style: Fruity and Spicy
Country: Australia
Appellation: Coonawarra
Vintage: 2020/21
Closure: STELVIN
Alcohol: 14.5% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl

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Dark red in colour with vibrant purple hues. An inviting, generous and balanced bouquet of dark fruits and red berries, with a white pepper and spice lift. A lovely and generous palate with a balanced fruit profile with a good amount of red berries. Classic cool climate with notes of coffee, sarsaparilla and pepper. Delicate and lively with silky tannins and a long, juicy finish.

Considered the founder of Coonawarra as a wine-growing region, John Riddoch began planting Shiraz, Cabernet and Pinot Noir vines in 1891, based on the recommendation of his friend and renowned viticulturist Thomas Hardy, great-great-grandfather of Parker Estate Chief Winemaker Andrew Hardy. One of Australia’s first and finest cool-climate wine growing regions, the maritime influence of the Southern Ocean exposes the district to even greater cooling due to the seasonal upwelling of dark blue water streams from Antarctica. At 1492 Growing Degree Days (GDD) Coonawarra is slightly cooler than Bordeaux, and significantly more so than the Napa Valley and Margaret River regions. Above all, Coonawarra is know for it’s 27km long and 2km wide cigar-shaped outcrop of ancient Terra Rossa soils which rest over a hard limestone cap. Below this lies an aquifer which was once an ancient seabed. Today the combination of the aquifer, cool climate and free draining Terra Rossa soils make this unique location ideal for the highest standards of wine-growing.



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