The Peninsula label represents Paringa Estates first tier in their range. In recent years Paringa has renewed its focus in ensuring the Peninsula range over delivers on quality, this Shiraz is no exception.
- VIC - Mornington Peninsula
Co-fermented with 5% viognier, and matured in a mix of new and used French oak. The bright crimson-purple colour is no surprise; the fragrant bouquet has the viognier lift to intense black cherry, blackberry and spice fruit aromas all reflected on the medium-bodied palate. Lyndsay McCall says shiraz was a standout in '12 and this wine, with its powerful texture and structure, shows why. Rating 95 - Drink by 2027 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (MAR/2013)
Winery Tasting Notes
The Paringa team is confident the 2012 reds will be regarded amongst the Paringa greats. A hot weekend, then a week of solid rains in early March was followed by somewhat of an Indian summer. The Paringa team was afforded the luxury of picking when the time was right.
In the winery berries were de-stemmed and co-fermented with 5% Viognier in two-tonne open fermenters. Post fermentation, barrel maturation took place for 11 months.
The vibrant, lifted bouquet offers abundant dense blackberry, plum and blueberry fruit with floral notes and spice.
The poised and balanced palate has ample fruit weight with fine tannin and sweet fruit length.