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Producer: Paringa EstateGrape Varieties: Shiraz 95%, Viognier 5%Optimum Drinking: Within 8 yearsWine Style: Complex slightly spicy redAlcohol by Volume: 14%Country: Australia
A subtle hint of violets enhances the bright purple fruit and pepper core. A wonderfully enticing cool climate Shiraz with exceptionally fine and seamless tannins
Located in the heart of Victoria’s beautiful Mornington Peninsula, Paringa Estate was founded in 1984 by Lindsay McCall when he purchased a derelict orchard. Lindsay’s passion and fascination with wine began in the mid 1970s and by the mid 1980s he decided to follow his dream by establishing Paringa Estate. The first vintage was in 1988 with just three tonnes of fruit and over the years it has grown considerably, with production now at 16,000 cases. Paringa Estate is one of the most highly awarded boutique wineries in Australia, regularly winning trophies for its Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The collection includes a stunning and precise Pinot Gris, as Lindsay says anywhere capable of growing great Pinot Noir should be capable of growing great Pinot Gris. The wines pay homage to Burgundy in style and James Halliday says Paringa Estate is “one of the best, if not the best, wineries on the Peninsula”.
The fruit comes from the Paringa Estate vineyard in Moorooduc and Sea Vista vineyard on Paringa Road, Red Hill on the Mornington Peninsula. The vines are aged between 15 and 20 years.
The berries were de-stemmed and 5% Viognier was co fermented in two tonne open stainless steel fermenters. This was followed by 11 months ageing in French oak barriques, of which approximately 10% were new.
This works well with a Morrocan influenced tagine or a traditional shepherds pie
Shiraz 95%, Viognier 5%
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