With a proud and priceless legacy dating back to 1851, Seppeltsfield is Australia's most iconic wine estate. Seppeltsfield was established in the Barossa Valley by Joseph and Johanna Seppelt just 15 years after the European settlement of South Australia.
One of the largest and most modern wineries in the world of its time, Seppeltsfield went on to thrive as an artisan community throughout the early 1900's. Steeped in rich Barossan heritage, the estate is considered a true national treasure which helped shape the history of the Australian wine industry.
As a new dawn rises over Seppeltsfield, our passion is to return the estate to its artisan roots and continue the enduring legacy of the Seppelt family.
The Paramount DP273 Rich Rare Apera is crafted using a complex array of varieties including Palomino and Grenache, all of which are
initially matured separately. The DP273 is a result of a judicious process of balancing sweeter fruit parcels with drier, before being
introduced into the Solero nurseries. Unlike Seppeltsfield's other expressions, the DP273 Rich Rare Apera is fortified to a level that does not permit the growth of flor yeast. Boasting a sweeter and richer palate, the DP273 Rich Rare Apera is likened to the traditional Oloroso Sherry style.
Palomino/Grenache (full composition unknown)
43 Year Average
The Seppeltsfield Paramount Collection is inspired by the traditional Spanish and Portuguese 'fractional blending' method of aging wines. This system delivers high quality and style consistency by blending younger wines into old. After utilising only the very first cut of free-run juice and fortification with a neutral spirit, the DP273 Rich Rare Apera is matured in our Solero nurseries to an approximate average age of 43 years, featuring individual components of over half a century in age.