Paringa Estate 'Peninsula' Pinot Noir 2017
"Good hue and depth; this is pinot noir alright, and with layers of complexity as red and dark fruits skip past each other, the finish with fine-spun tannins and crisp acidity. Good now, better still in a few years." 92pts, James Halliday
Paringa Estate was founded on Mornington Peninsular in 1984 by Lindsay McCall, and is today one of the most highly awarded wineries in Australia. Originally a teacher, Lindsay has always believed great wine is made in the vineyard, and over the last 25 years he has learnt how to produce the best quality grapes. This included implementing a little seen trellising system which allows the vine more room to receive maximum sunlight, which ensures they find their natural balance and produce high quality fruit which is second to none. Winemaking is all done by hand and in small batches, including plunging and lees stirring, with very sensitive use of oak, ensuring high quality and wines which are full of character and purpose.
This is an excellent example of cool climate Pinot Noir from Mornington Peninsular, an area which specialises in producing world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. This 'Peninsular' label wine is an earlier drinking and more fruit-forward style compared with the Estate Pinot. A dark Crimson in the glass, this has wonderful freshness and a spiced strawberry perfumed aroma. The fresh strawberry and plum fruit is joined by some spicy notes, with just enough ripe silky tannins to balance with souvoury notes on the long finish.
|Country Of Origin||Australia|
|Serving Suggestion||Serve Room Temperature, May Benefit From Decanting|
|Food Pairing||Cheese, Duck, Game, Lamb, Pork, Poultry|