John Parker's focus and unwavering dedication to Coonawarra remains core to Parker Coonawarra Estate today -
"The most appropraite grape varieties and clones, grown on the right soil profile in the best locations with the Coonawarra, to make the best possible wines from this exceptional growing region."
First Growth is only produced when the growing season produces exceptional fruit quality, and when a particular vintage is deemed to have ageing potential beyond 15 years.
This wine is a classic example of cool climate Shiraz, highlighting the elegant fruit notes and hints of spice alongside gently supportive, finegrained tannins and a smooth, lingering finish.
Evita is the culmination of two beautiful parcels of fruit: Coonawarra (Kidman Block) Shiraz 68% and Barossa Valley Malbec (Lienert vineyard) 32%. Elegant cool climate shiraz characters of layered dark and red fruits with subtle savoury tones blend seamlessly with the lifted and spicy florals of the Barossa malbec.
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 the cool climate Coonawarra.
From only the best vintages, certain parcels of fruit with exceptional character are released separately under this simple label.
S.B.W. #3 - Napoleon - is made up of 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).
Beautiful expression of Coonawarra Cabernet: regal and powerful, yet elegant structurally.
The Coonawarra Series Shiraz is an approachable, yet elegant wine with great depth of flavour and definitive structure.
The Coonawarra Series Cabernet Sauvignon is a youthful and stylish wine with generous, mouth filling fruit flavours encompassing a classic structure.