Sir Paz Parker Road Bin 8 Shiraz Merlot
WinerySir Paz
Fruit Shiraz
Regions Yarra Valley
Each $30.99
Available by the dozen
Confined to a precious precinct of Yarra Valley, is a belt of superb red earth renowned for producing wines of exceptional quality. Sir Paz produce award winning red on red wines, crafted from red grapes planted to Terra rossa soil. Formerly a chestnut tree grove, the elevated site is perfectly suited to vines, as the grapes experience cool conditions, ripening slowly for maximum flavour development. A racy Victorian accord of Merlot and Shiraz with sophisticated oak handling, a wine of style and character, worthy of a place in any cellar.
The most valuable part of Yarra Valley for vines is a unique belt of volcanic Terra rossa soil, which encourages vines to yield grapes of extraordinary character. Sir Paz Estate is situated at the very heart of this belt. Whilst the property is meticulously maintained by a highly professional and dedicated team, the most significant feature of the Sir Paz vineyard are its rich soils. Grapes are hand picked at different times, depending on the particular section of vineyard, to be immediately crushed, minimizing any oxidation. Six weeks of extended maceration and transfer to a selection of older French hogshead integrates the fruit while gently taming the tannins.
Redgum brick in colour. Red cherry and white pepper nose, bouquets of dried flower and smoky oak, cherries and plum. An engaging, savoury palate supported by a solid tannic backbone, ferrous elements and a light dressing ov vanilla oak, persisting on a long clean finish of mulberry, cherry florals and fresh Shiraz/ Merlot spice.
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More About Sir Paz Winery
Sir Paz Estate was established by the Zapris family in 1997 at Silvan, a picturesque wine producing town of the Yarra Valley, also noted for its market gardening farms
The Yarra Valley has a rich and romantic history as a wine producing region, extending back to 1838 when the first vines were planted by Swiss settlers. By the turn of the century, some 800 acres of prime land had been planted with vines, and the region quickly developed a reputation for producing excellent table wines. Over time, the demand for fashionable fortified wines such as muscat and port increased. This resulted in many winemakers abandoning their vines, unable to earn a living from their produce. By the early part of the 20th century most vineyards in the Yarra Valley had ceased operating. With the resurgence of interest in wine in the late 1960s and early 70s, more and more vineyards were established in the area with growers planting Shiraz, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon varieties. Sir Paz»