Paringa Peninsula Pinot Noir 2016
One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £141.04
Country - Australia
Region - Victoria
Grape Varieties - Pinot Noir 100%
Alcohol by volume - 13.5%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Paringa Estate
Tasting notes - A very bright and appealing style of Pinot Noir. The wild cherry and raspberry imbued fruit on the palate are supported by smooth tannins and a lovely vibrant finish.
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An elegant and appealing style of Pinot Noir showing
wild cherry and raspberry fruit witha lovely, silky texture.
Lovely example of cool climate Pinot Noir.
Located in the heart of Victoria’s beautiful Mornington Peninsula, Paringa Estate was
founded in 1984 by Lindsay McCall when he purchased a derelict orchard. Lindsay’s
passion and fascination with wine began in the mid 1970s and by the mid 1980s he
decided to follow his dream by establishing Paringa Estate. The first vintage was in
1988 with just three tonnes of fruit and over the years it has grown considerably, with
production now at 16,000 cases. Paringa Estate is one of the most highly awarded
boutique wineries in Australia, regularly winning trophies for its Shiraz, Pinot Noir and
Chardonnay. The collection includes a stunning and precise Pinot Gris, as Lindsay
says anywhere capable of growing great Pinot Noir should be capable of growing
great Pinot Gris. The wines pay homage to Burgundy in style and James Halliday
says Paringa Estate is “one of the best, if not the best, wineries on the Peninsula”.
This is a Mornington Peninsula regional wine. Fruit is taken from Estate managed
Pinot Noir blocks, which accounts for approximately 60% of the final wine, with the
remaining 40% sourced from a number of contracted growers. The grapes come
from some warmer sites in the lower part of the region and also from cooler sites
which are located at a higher altitude, providing complexity and a layered
dimension to the resulting wine.
The grapes were 100% destemmed prior to vinification. The fruit was then fermented
in two tonne open fermenters and spent an average of 21 days on its skins. The wine
was matured on its lees in French oak barriques, for a period of 11 months.
A very bright and appealing style of Pinot Noir. The wild cherry and raspberry imbued
fruit on the palate are supported by smooth tannins and a lovely vibrant finish.
A fantastic wine to pair with monkfish with pancetta or a light Indian curry such as a
Pinot Noir 100%
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