Each vintage, small parcels of unusually intense, high quality fruit are produced from some sub-sections of our Estate vineyard. These special components are vinified separately with great care, before becoming integral parts of the final blend of Parker Estate's First Growth - our flagship wine. From only the best vintages, certain parcels with exceptional character are presented separately as a limited release, to intrigue and delight under this simple label.
80% Cabernet Sauvignon / 20% Petit Verdot
Harvested on 12th April, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot were fermented in a 9T closed static fermenter for 13 days before undergoing extended skin contact for a further 33 days. Malolactic fermentation was conducted in stainless steel before the wine was barrelled down to 70% new French oak barriques and hogsheads for 17 months maturation. Bottled and put to rest until its release in March 2021.
This single block Shiraz is crafted to the highest standards, utilising fruit from one of the Coonawarra's most outstanding Shiraz vineyards. It epitomises the purity and elegance of cool climate Coonawarra. Fruit for this wine comes entirely from John Kidman's vineyard; specifically blocks 1 and 2. These blocks have been identified as being of particualrly exceptional quality, which drove our winemaking team to craft a wine that showcased their outstanding character. These established vines are 50+ years old and rest in classic terra rossa over limestone soils. They are naturally low yielding (approx. 5T/ha), producing beautifully concentratedfruit that thrives from minimal but clever viticulture.
'Small Batch Wine #3'
75% Coonawarra Cabernet / 25% Barossa Montepulciano
Each vintage our winemakers have the privilege of working with an incredible array of fruit from several premier regions across South Australia. While the majority of these parcels make their way into our range of wines, there are a few special barrels that are kept seperate, allowing them to experiement with various varietal, vineyard and regional combinations. These unique blends have come to be bottled under this simple label to be enjoyed exclusively by members of the Parker Coonawarra Estate cellar door.
S.B.W. #3 - Napoleon - is made up od 75% Coonawarra Cabernet and 25% Barossa Montepulciano. Named after Napoleon Bonaparte - whose Italian heritage and French birthright saw him become both emperor of France AND King of Italy; similarly the grape varieties in our S.B.W.#3 hail from both France (Cabernet Sauvignon) and Italy (Montepulciano).