Paringa Estate Peninsula Shiraz 2018
SPECIAL BUY 6 or more. Trophy – Best Victorian Shiraz at the Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2019
Paringa Estate is one of the jewels of Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula wine region, consistently making some of the nation’s leading examples of Pinot Noir, Shiraz and Chardonnay.
Founder and owner, Lindsay McCall, established the vineyard in 1985. He is lauded as one of the region’s handful of pioneers. He bought an old north-facing orchard and planted The Paringa vineyard. At an elevation of 140 metres it curls around the landscape like a vinous amphitheatre, sheltered from the harsh southwesterly winds. The deep, rich volcanic soils give power, flavour and structure to the wines. The vines are reaching their peak of maturity too, and this is a crucial factor in producing wine of the highest quality. In 2007, Paringa Estate was awarded the innaugral “Best Winery in Australia,” in the ‘James Halliday’s Wine Companion’ book – an astonishing achievement for someone with no formal training in viticulture or winemaking.
The Peninsula label represents the first tier in the Paringa Estate range. In recent years Paringa has renewed its focus in ensuring the Peninsula range over delivers on quality.
“The quality of these wines are often equal to many other vineyards best” – James Halliday
Fruit for these wines is sourced from the Estate managed vineyards in Red Hill, and from a few other carefully selected vineyards around the Peninsula. These wines are an exceptional expression of the Mornington Peninsula style, with the emphasis on lively fruit.
In the winery berries were de-stemmed and co-fermented with 5% viognier in two-tonne open fermenters. It was then aged for 11 months in seasoned French oak barriques. This is a classic fine cool climate shiraz.
A bouquet of spicy blackberry fruit along with lifted floral viognier aromatics which lead onto a fruit driven palate of black fruits, black pepper and fine grained tannins and silky texture. A medium bodied wine with texture and power but with a fineness that reflects its cool climate origin.
Trophy winner – Best Victorian Shiraz at the Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2019
Gold Medal & 95 Points – Royal Melbourne Wine Show 2019
93 points, Halliday’s 2021 Australian Wine Companion “A fluid, spicy, meaty shiraz with cherry-plum flavours washing attractively throughout and undergrowth notes sliding beneath. You could say that it’s built on acidity but there’s so much going on that you could say that it’s built on many things. Lovely red to drink.”
92 points, Campbell Mattinson, The Wine Front “I like pepper in my shiraz and Paringa Estate is always a good place to find it. It’s clearly evident in this release, both black pepper and white, though even in tandem the total remains at modest not-ridiculous levels. It’s otherwise berried, red and black, with a whisper of creamy oak. Acidity is both refreshing and slightly cranberried. All up it’s an excellent wine to drink, all squeaky-clean, polished and peppery as it is.”
92 Points, James Suckling “This has a wealth of pepper and blackcurrant, as well as some blackberries and spicy, leafy notes. The palate is medium-bodied with a wealth of blueberry and blackcurrant flavors. Good value here.”
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Australia, Mornington Peninsula
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