The fruit for these wines is from our mature low yielding Estate grown vineyards. A combination of vine age and careful vineyard management produces our best quality fruit. Between 30% and 50% new French Oak combined with the powerful fruit flavoursproduce the unique Paringa "style" upon which our reputation has been built.
- VIC - Mornington Peninsula
As ever, undeniable concentration, with red and black fruit framed amply by lavish levels of toasty oak; the fruit handles it with aplomb, as the palate is lively, fresh and ample; charry oak, layers of fruit and spice, and firm structure are the essence of this Mornington stalwart. Rating 95 - Drink by 2017 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (FEB/2010)
Pale ruby in color, the 2008 Estate Pinot Noir gives a predominately earthy nose with pronounced notes of ripe raspberries and red cherries over dusty earth, beetroot and moss covered tree bark. Medium bodied with a medium level of grainy tannins and high acidity, it offers a generous amount of berry flavors that go long into the slightly minted finish. Delicious now, it should cellar to 2016+.
Rating 92 - Drink to 2016 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, eRobertParker.com (JUN/2011)
Paringa Estate in the Mornington Peninsula bears no relation whatsoever to the Paringa Estate in South Australia apart from sharing similar names. This vineyard and winery was established in the Red Hill sub-region of Mornington Peninsula in 1985 by Lyndsay McCall. A school teacher with a calling to make high quality wine in the then largely un-tapped Mornington region, Lyndsay had no formal winemaking training. Yet his ingenuity, creativity and drive allowed him to develop individual viticultural techniques (particularly his adapted Lyre trellis) that bring out the best from his unique site and clones. In spite of the vintage trials, he's made some very exciting recent releases.
Winery Tasting Notes
This wine has a complex bouquet of dark cherry fruit, cinnamon spice and a subtle savoury new oak char character.
On the palate there is a owerful dark cherry/black fruit flavours well integrated with the savoury spicy/French Oak providing both roundness and length. The fine grained tannins help provide excellent weight and structure to the wine that will ensure the wine takes several years to reach its peak and then age gracefully with careful cellaring.
Medals & Trophies
Champion Dry Red of Show- Winewise Championship2010
Champion Varietal Red of Show-Winewise Championship2010
Pinot Noir Medallion- Winewise Championship 2010