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Peninsula Pinot Noir 2016

The fruit for this wine was sourced from our three leased Red Hill Vineyards and a number of other high quality grower vineyards across the Mornington Peninsula. The warm finish to the growing season lead to a compact and busy harvest resulting in beautifully balanced, expressive wines.

Fruit was 100% de-stemmed and fermented in 2.5 tonne open fermenters. The fruit spent an average of 21 days in the fermenter on skins. Maturation took place over 11 months on lees in French oak barriques.

$29.00 AUD

750ml

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THE PENINSULA RANGE

The Peninsula or 'PE' 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, this Pinot Noir is no exception.

WINEMAKING

The fruit for this wine was sourced from our three leased Red Hill Vineyards and a number of other high quality grower vineyards across the Mornington Peninsula. Challenging weather during flowering resulted in lower crop levels. This was followed by a favorably temperate growing season. Flavours developed slowly on the vine allowing for a vibrant but complex fruit profile.

Fruit was 100% de-stemmed and fermented in 2.5 tonne open fermenters. The fruit spent an average of 21 days in the fermenter on skins. Maturation took place over 11 months on lees in French oak barriques.

TASTING NOTES

The lifted wine offers briary fruit dominated by fresh cherries, blueberries and complexing nutmeg spice. The palate is full, flavorsome and long with evident fine tannins.

TECHNICAL NOTES         

Harvested:
26th of Feb to 30st March 2015

Brix at harvest:
22.5o-24.0o

Total Acidity:
6.3 g/L

Wine pH:
3.57

Alcohol:
13.3%

Cellaring:
Current Drinking Or Will Reward 4-6 Years

Winemaker:
Lindsay McCall, Sam Hambour & Jamie McCall

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