The Pinot Noir The Paringa Single Vineyard Paringa Estate vineyard is known as “The Home Block” as it sits next to the cellar door and dates back to 1985. It is north facing with at an altitude of 146 metres above sea level. The soil is the typical red volcanic soil, known as Ferrasol.
The hand-picked fruit was 100% destemmed and cold soaked for four days before yeast inoculation. The wine spent a total of 14 days on skins in open fermenters with gentle plunging. Post fermentation the wine was then aged for 10 months in French oak barrels.
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”.