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Paringa Estate Peninsula Pinot Noir 2017

Paringa Estate Peninsula Pinot Noir 2017

Facts and figures
Bottle size: Bottle (75cl)
Case size: 6
Vintage: 2017
Maturity: Drinking now but will keep a bit too
Origin: Australia > Victoria
Grape variety: Pinot Noir
Style: Medium bodied
Alcohol: 13.5%
Tasting Notes
Paringa Estate was founded in 1984 by Mornington Peninsula pioneer Lindsay McCall, he felt is cool maritime climate was perfect for Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Working round his day job as a Geography teacher at a local private girl’s school, it wasn’t until 1996 he was able to be a full time winemaker, winning many awards along the way culminating in being awarded Best Wine Estate in Australia in 2007 by James Halliday. Lindsay has now been joined by his winemaker son Jamie. The 2017 Peninsular Pinot Noir comes from three leased vineyards and some bought in fruit, the cool vintage meant low yields due to poor flowering but the resultant fruit gave better weight and depth to this fresh well balance d wine. Destemmed, pressed then fermented in open tanks before aging in French oak barriques for 11 months. Offering attractive cherry and straw berry fruit on nose and palate with nice acidity and good length, this is drinking well but could keep a few years too.