Made from small quantities of the best wine possible from Paringa Estate, and only made in years when wine quality reaches a required level of excellence. To date The Paringa Pinot Noir has been made in 2000 to 2012. Each is a blend chosen from the best new barrels from Estate grown fruit, producing wines of both power and elegance that will reward careful cellaring for 5 -10 years.
- VIC - Mornington Peninsula
Deep, dark and almost mysterious, the concentration of black fruits is staggering; few Pinots could chase such ripeness, and maintain varietal integrity, yet this does; there is plenty of oak with mocha spice evident, but the palate actually provides a soft and fruitful journey from beginning to end; the tannins are plush and velvet-like to conclude. Formerly labelled Reserve. Rating 96 - Drink by 2020 James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (FEB/2010)
The 2008 The Paringa Pinot Noir has a medium ruby-purple color and expressive warm cherry, dried leaves, black truffle, chocolate box and cinnamon-toast aromas. Crisp and medium bodied with plenty of mouth-filling fruit, it has a medium level of very fine grained tannins and a long, spicy finish. Drinking now, it should cellar to 2017+.
Rating 92 - Drink to 2017 - 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 is the seventh Single Vineyard wine that we have released –others being 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008. This wine has been made from fruit grown on our unique site in Paringa Road with a name change from Reserve to ‘The Paringa’ to signify its single vineyard origin.
This wine has rich powerful aromas of spice and dark cherry and subtle savoury oak characters.
On the palate the wine has rich ripe dark fruit, firm fine grain oak and fruit tannins that help provide excellent structure, texture and length. An outstanding pinot that needs time to fully integrate, but will reward those who allow it to mature with careful cellaring.
Medals & Trophies
2010 Winewise Small Vigneron Award Trophy Best Pinot Noir
Trophy Winner - Best Pinot Noir - 2009 National Cool Climate Wine Show