Pinot Noir Mornington Victoria
The essential Mornington Pinot Noir, by one of Australia's leading proponents of the variety and most eminent regional performers. Grapes are sourced from three estate leased properties at Red Hill and a number of superlative sites tended by good growers along the Peninsula. The bouquet offers an abundance of lifted blackcurrant, plum and spice. The palate is generous with cherry plum fruit flavours supported by soft fine grained tannins. The Paringa team work towards the ideal time of picking, when flavour development and ripeness are just right.
School teacher Lindsay McCall's fascination for wine began in the mid 1970s. He decided to pursue his dream in 1984 with the purchase of a derelict orchard on Paringa Road. From day one, McCall focused on exactingly managing the soils and the vines. His affinity for the land and astonishing feel for winemaking produced vintages of Pinot Noir that propelled the status of his efforts to stellar heights. Lindsay works closely with some of Mornington's finest vignerons to mentor and to nurture better techniques of viticulture. Grapes are completely destemmed into 2½ tonnes open fermenters, for three weeks vinification on skins, followed by a year on sedimentery lees in seasoned French oak barriques.
Bright scarlet colour. Bouquet exudes dark cherry aromas, a sprinkle of cool climate Mornington spice and subtle oak characters. A ripe, fruit driven palate brimming with Pinot fruit flavours, a wine of considerable depth, layered with finesse and style. An excellent current drinking Pinot Noir to accompany duck, pasta or lamb.