Pinot Noir Mornington Victoria
Paringa is one of Victoria's leading estates, having claimed Royal Melbourne Most Successful Winery Trophy and earning impressive international acclaim for it's founder, the eminent Lindsay McCall. His style is defined by his passion for viticulture and devotion to the art of making nothing but the finest wines. Choice parcels of fruit, hand picked off the finest sites on Mornington Peninsula, are treated to the most exacting standards of vinification and judicious exposure to a selection of the most refined French oak.
Crafted around a backbone of intensely flavoured, estate grown fruit, supported by hand chosen parcels from exceptional vineyards around Redhill. A combination of mature rootstock and meticulous vineyard management are essential to the ultimate quality of wine. Crop thinning to reduce yields while maximizing quality of harvest is central to the viticultural program. Vines are trellised to the Lyre system, which allows them to find their own natural balance. Bunches of Pinot Noir are completely destemmed into traditional, open top, two tonne fermenters, for a decidedly Burgundian style of vinification, followed by a term of eleven months on lees in a high proportion of new French oak barrels.
Deep purple red colour. Complex floral bouquets of dark cherry, spice notes and subtle savoury new oak characters.Powerful dark cherry and black fruit flavours, a well integrated palate seasoned by spicy, savoury French oak. Fine grain tannins provide weight and structure, an elegant Mornington Pinot Noir to decant and breathe before serving alongside the finest gourmandise.