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A living legend and bespoke savant of the Australian wine industry, Geoff Merrill began his career in 1973 at Seppelt & Son, before completing tours of duty at Thomas Hardy and Chateau Reynella. Geoff acquired the historic Reynella wineworks in 1985 and has continued to craft many of McLaren Vale's most memorable vintages ever since. Mr Merrill has claimed countless industry accolades and many of our nation's most prestigious awards, including the hotly contested VISY Great Shiraz Challenge and the illustrious Jimmy Watson Trophy. Merrill offers a range of artisanal, limited release wines, of timely age, extravagant oak and sound value... The advanced age & luxury oak of mclaren vale's quiet achiever»
After founding Mornington's eminent Moorooduc Estate and decades crafting the most memorable vintages for Mornington's leading brands, Richard McIntyre established a tiny, single hectare vineyard, on a prominent, high elevation site at Arthur's Seat, with a view to producing limited yields of the most exquisite small batch wines. The techniques of choice are wild yeast ferments, minimal intervention and good French oak, with a nod to traditional Burgundian practices, which allow the wines to speak of provenance, express their specificity of clone and articulate their sense of place. There's not much Bellingham made but every bottle passes through the hands of a team member who has been involved with the vintage since pruning and budburst. An essential inclusion.. Limited editions by the master of moorooduc»
Stephen George grew up amongst the grape vines, very near the hamlet of Reynella and the nascent Skillogalee in Valley Clare. Both salubrious sites which were originally planted to vine by George senior in 1970. Stephen's pioneering work at Ashton Hills was a major catalyst for the development of Adelaide Hills as an internationally renowned wine growing region. Along with the eminent Brian Croser, Stephen was one of the principals who placed Adelaide Hills on the map, resolved to produce the best Pinot Noir in the country and bring global fame to the Adelaide Hills Piccadilly Pinot style... From the misty chills of ashton hills»

Seppeltsfield Para Grand Tawny CONFIRM VINTAGE

Grenache Shiraz Mourvedre Barossa Valley South Australia
Para Grand is named after the Para River that flows through the centre of the Barossa Valley. Instantly recognisable in its unique bottle, Para was first released in 1953 and quickly became an Australian legend with a distinctive style, highlighting rich fruit flavours and great aged complexity. Great intensity and rich, ripe fruit flavours, exhibiting the capacity to show all of the aged characteristics associated with the now famous Para style. A classically Australian Tawny that's totally toothsome, offering hedonistic aged rancio complexity.
Available in cartons of six
Case of 6
$227.50
Para Grand Tawny is an assemblage of a number of exclusively Grenache, Shiraz (Syrah), Mourvedre (Mataro) wines from across many vintages, matured through the traditional Solera system. Component wines are aged individually in small oak casks to ensure only those components that had achieved the desired quality and style entered the final Cuvee. Through a careful selection and blending process at the Seppeltsfield wineworks, the resulting wine is treated to the Solera system for maturation. With ageing the wine has become complex, smooth and mellow. A pronounced rancio character is also evident, derived from the extended oak maturation.
Walnut brown colour. Deep mahogany in colour, with olive green tinges. A powerful bouquet displaying an excellent balance of rich fruit, nutty vanillin oak and a hint of chocolate. Further complexity is derived from the aged rancio character and fine brandy spirit, the epitome of the Para liqueur style. Full bodied, rich and luscious, with concentrated lingering flavours. Immensely satisfying, and flavourful, Parra can be served chilled, and is ideally suited to all good cheeses and dessert.
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