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PARKER COONAWARRA ESTATE 95 Block 2013

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PARKER COONAWARRA ESTATE 95 Block 2013

PARKER COONAWARRA ESTATE 95 Block Cabernet Blend, Coonawarra
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PARKER COONAWARRA ESTATE 95 Block Cabernet Blend, Coonawarra
  • Style: Red
  • Vintage: 2013
  • Region: Coonawarra
  • Code: PCEBLCS
  • Varietal: Cabernet Blend
  • Country: Australia

Region Coonawarra

Coonawarra

The first vines were planted in Coonawarra by John Riddoch in 1890, however it was not until the renewed interest in table wine production in the 1950's that Coonawarra was brought into the limelight. Located almost 380 km southeast of Adelaide, Coonawarra is today one of the most famous red wine regions in Australia. Its weathered limestone terra rossa soils, avaibility of water and relatively cool maritime climate make it a unique viticultural region. Extremely flat and unprotected, Coonawarra is exposed both to the swinging influences of the cool Great Southern Ocean and hot, dry northerly winds. Spring frosts also pose a major threat with the potential to wipe out entire crops. Mechanical harvesting is widely employed in the region although smaller producers prefer to tend their vines by hand. Coonawarra is best known for classically-styled Cabernet Sauvignon, although in good years, Shiraz from the region is also very compelling.

Winery PARKER COONAWARRA ESTATE

The late John Parker established Parker Coonawarra Estate in 1985 culminating with the release of the 1988 Terra Rossa First Growth in 1991. The 17 hectare Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard, comprising predominately Reynell Selection colonial vine stock, lies at the southern end of Coonawarra on traditional terra rossa over limestone soils. Best known for the complex age-worthy Terra Rossa First Growth Cabernet Sauvignon, Parker Estate also produces a two other wines Terra Rossa Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. In 2013, the Hesketh family acquired Parker Coonawarra from the Rathbone Wine group.