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Paralian Wines Blewitt Springs Grenache - McLaren Vale

Paralian Wines Blewitt Springs Grenache - McLaren Vale

Vintage: 2018 | Type: Reds | Producer: Paralian Wines
Region: South Australia
Alc: 14.0%
Closure: Screw cap
Bottle size: 750 ml

96 POINTS
James Halliday (The Australian)
95 POINTS
The Wine Front

$40.50: as part of any six
$45.00: single bottle

Maximum buy quantity no greater than 8 bottles.


Single vineyard Grenache, fruit sourced from ‘The Marmont Vineyard’ Blewitt Springs, McLaren Vale grown by the Cross family. 

Dry Grown on deep Maslin Sand, East/West aspect, 140-145m altitude. 

A chance encounter, a block we had never worked with, but knew through reputation. Based in one of the oldest parts of McLaren Vale. Blewitt Springs sub-region. 

Hand-picked fruit, fermented in a 130-year-old wax lined concrete open fermenter, 18% whole bunch, carbonically managed, remainder of fruit destemmed. Exclusively hand plunged over a 24-day ferment. Wine was matured for 9 months in old French Puncheons.

Lively red berry, particularly raspberry, cinnamon and pink lady apple skin notes lead the aromatics. A graceful ‘Campari’ like spice adds complexity from whole bunch component with a pure line of pink musk. Graceful flow of primary fruits over the palate with a salivating pull of fine tight tannins typical of Blewitt Springs.

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Reviews


96 POINTS
James Halliday (The Australian)
“IT HAS A MEDIUM-BODIED, SILKY ARRAY OF RED AND PURPLE FRUITS WITH A FINE-SPUN TANNIN BACKDROP TO PROVIDE LONGEVITY. DELICIOUS STUFF. 96 POINTS; DRINK TO 2028”

James Halliday


95 POINTS
The Wine Front
"From the Marmont vineyard in Blewitt Springs. They picked a good year to release their first Grenache. "Red cherry and raspberry, cinnamon and nutmeg, floral perfume with perhaps a little pinch of mandarin skin. It’s brightly lit, light and frisky, plenty of spice through pure red fruits, a subtle spearmint and dried herb perfume, firm emery tannin, crunchy cranberry acidity and flavour, pulling a little more savoury and firm on a long finish. A wine of elegance and finesse, and a very bright future in bottle ahead of it." Rated : 95 Points Alcohol : 14% Drink : 2020 - 2030+

Gary Walsh


Producers notes

We were fresh-faced, aspiring young winemakers tallying up the vintage experiences when we met in 2008 at Hardy’s Tintara in McLaren Vale. A connection was formed over long nightshifts, sneaky midnight coffees and love of all things wine.

Many vintages together followed both here in Australia and abroad, but the pull of McLaren Vale was too great and we gave up the nomadic vintage life to put down some roots.

We found our home in Port Willunga, a seaside town in the McLaren Vale wine region, where the afternoons are long, and the glasses full. 

After a collective 46 vintages all over the world it was finally time to make a little wine for ourselves and our long-awaited project Paralian Wines was born. 

Choosing specific sites for each variety lead us to the northern reaches of McLaren Vale where old inland seas once were, now leaving beach like pockets where our chosen red varieties, Grenache and Shiraz thrive. 

Site and vintage expression is our fundamental belief, working with our growers to ensure quality and ideal ripeness is met with balance and varietal expression in mind. To do more, is to do less.

This is our story, these are our wines, we are - PARALIAN.

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