John Parker's focus and unwavering dedication to Coonawarra remains core to Parker Coonawarra Estate today -
"The most appropriate 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."
* LOCKDOWN TREAT *
To ease the lockdown pain, we have made the 2009 Museum Release vintage of First Growth available to purchase online as a special treat just for you.
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.
The 95 Block sub-section of our vineyard is located west of the cellars and is planted with Reynell selection Cabernet Sauvignon. These vines are original cuttings from Bordeaux, brought to Coonawarra before they were lost to France due to Phylloxera in the late 1800s.
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.
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.
The marriage between Coonawarra soils and the noble Cabernet Sauvignon grape have long been known to produce wines of outstanding quality and longevity.
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.
The Terra Rossa Merlot is made in limited quantities, and only in those vintages that are deemed to be outstanding. The 2019 is a wonderful Merlot vintage showing beautiful fruit expression, aromatics and length of flavour.
Our Estate range of wines are made in an accessible style, from younger vines, to reward immediate to short term drinking; although they also retain the structure to age for 5 years.
This Cabernet is medium bodied with red and dark fruits throughout. Notes of compote and fresh earth on the palate, with a medium – long clean finish.
The Estate range of wines are made in an accessible style from younger vines, these wines will reward immediate drinking but also benefit from medium term cellaring.This Shiraz is medium bodied with a lovely, generous palate and is sure to be a crowd pleaser.