‘Secret’ collection of fortified wines released

7th March, 2014 by Lauren Eads

A rare collection of fortified wines held “in secret” by several generations of winemakers at Seppeltsfield’s Barossa Valley cellars has been released.

Seppeltsfield-Paramount-collection_IMAGE_NEWS_DETAILSThe Paramount Collection features four bottles dating as far back as 1922 and includes two Australian Sherry (now known as Apera) expressions, a Tokay and a Muscat.

Each of the four wines is believed to be the result of a museum reserve program started largely in secret by Seppeltsfield winemakers in the mid-1900s.

The oldest and rarest parcels were reserved in separate batches, hidden away within Seppeltsfield’s maturation cellars in order to preserve their longevity.

The collection will be available exclusively at Nuance Australia stores in Sydney and Melbourne airports for a limited time only, and at the winemaker’s cellar door in the Barossa Valley, released in batches of 500 from mid March.

Philippe Boyer, CEO of Nuance Australia, said: “Our strong collaboration with Seppeltsfield once again gives the opportunity to bring completely unique products and experiences to our Australian stores. We know that there is a distinct group of discerning wine consumers who appreciate the limited editions and exclusives that we continually introduce to our stores. Initiatives like this ensure that there is always something new and special for our connoisseurs and for those passengers looking to purchase a special gift or souvenir of their Australian experience.”

The four Paramount Collection wines include an Aged Flor Apera, a Rich Rare Apera, a Tokay and a Muscat and are priced from AUD$499.

The collection’s ‘898 Aged Flor Apera’, a semi dry Amontillado-style, and the ‘273 Rich Rare Apera’, a semi sweet Oloroso-style, claim to be the oldest average aged Sherry equivalents available in Australia.

Chad Elson, sales  and marketing manager of Seppetsfield, said: “It is truly exciting to be able to reveal such treasures from our cellars here in the Barossa. Partnering with Nuance Group will provide travellers with access to one of Australia’s rarest fortified collections in existence.”

Seppeltsfield and the Seppelt family have grown Palomino – a neutral, white variety and main component of Apera – in the Barossa since the 1950s.

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