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McLaren Vale


In Praise of Shadows was a delightful and influential literary piece written in 1933 by Japanese author Junichiro Tanazaki, a poetic paean to traditional Japanese aesthetics.

Tanizaki selects praise for all things delicate and nuanced, everything softened by shadows, and the patina of age, anything understated and simply natural, and by doing so he suggests an attitude of appreciation and mindfulness, especially mindfulness of beauty, a natural beauty that is all around us, that one tends to forget or take for granted.

Tanizaki appreciates the world and its ordinary pleasures, addressing the felt quality of experience in any lived moment, not just as an end but because each such moment belongs to a lifelong series in which beauty and richness of experience are important components of a good life.

In Praise of Shadows make bright, energetic and soulful wines that are true to their origins and the soil in which the grapes were grown. Sourcing fruit from established & sought-after family vineyards (some Organic & Biodynamic), which surround their home among the higher & cooler climbs of McLaren Vale.

Wines that make great company for a quiet night before the fire as much as they do for the craziest times when your ribs hurt so much from laughter.

All I.P.O.S wines are vegan friendly & bottled unfined & unfiltered, wines of minimal intervention, made in a lo-fi style that stand testament to the beauty of nature.



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Déjà Vu Wine Co is an
independent Australian importer
and wholesaler of fine wine, sake,
whisky and gin.

For all portfolio enquiries please contact:
T: 1300 655 732
F: 1300 656 166

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