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Paringa Estate 'Peninsula' Chardonnay 2013

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“One of the best, if not the best, wineries on the Peninsula” - 92 Points, James Halliday *17/20 - Jancis Robinson, JancisRobinson.com* Paringa Estate was founded on Mornington Peninsular in 1984 by Lindsay McCall, and is today one of the most highly awarded wineries in Australia. Originally a teacher, Lindsay has always believed great wine is made in the vineyard, and over the last 25 years he has learnt how to produce the best quality grapes. This included implementing a little seen trellising system which allows the vine more room to receive maximum sunlight, which ensures they find their natural balance and produce high quality fruit which is second to none. Winemaking is all done by hand and in small batches, including plunging and lees stirring, with very sensitive use of oak, ensuring high quality and wines which are full of character and purpose. This is a small production, hand-made wine from a boutique estate, not readily available in the UK. The winemaking is very deft, with subtle oatmeal notes from the oak blending seamlessly with vibrant citrus, mineral and fresh peach aromas. The palate is poised and fresh with ripe apple, grapefruit, stone fruits, nutty notes and a slightly creamy texture with refreshing natural acidity. This is an elegant and supremely well-balanced style which is drinking very nicely now and over the next five years. 'Green fruit aromas but really exciting grip and substance on the palate. Great balance. Youthful but already approachable. Very fine and well structured with (just) enough fruit presence.' 17/20 - Jancis Robinson, JancisRobinson.com

Region: Australia » Victoria

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Winery: Paringa Estate
Color: White
Varietal: Chardonnay
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Paringa Estate:
Paringa Estate winery was established by owner/winemaker Lindsay McCall in 1985. The home property has 10 acres (4.2 ha.) of vines planted with Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Shiraz and Pinot Gris. The current winery was built in 1998, and houses an outstanding a la carte restaurant on the upper level. In 2008 Paringa Estate owned/leased 55 acres (22 ha.) of vines and processed 220 tonnes of fruit whi... Read more
Paringa Estate winery was established by owner/winemaker Lindsay McCall in 1985. The home property has 10 acres (4.2 ha.) of vines planted with Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Shiraz and Pinot Gris. The current winery was built in 1998, and houses an outstanding a la carte restaurant on the upper level. In 2008 Paringa Estate owned/leased 55 acres (22 ha.) of vines and processed 220 tonnes of fruit which produced 16,000 cases of wine. Paringa Estate is one of the most awarded wineries in Australia, particularly for Pinot Noir and Shiraz. Paringa Estate winery was established by owner/winemaker Lindsay McCall in 1985. The home property has 10 acres (4.2 ha.) of vines planted with Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Shiraz and Pinot Gris. The current winery was built in 1998, and houses an outstanding a la carte restaurant on the upper level. In 2008 Paringa Estate owned/leased 55 acres (22 ha.) of vines and processed 220 tonnes of fruit which produced 16,000 cases of wine.Paringa Estate is one of the most awarded wineries in Australia, particularly for Pinot Noir and Shiraz. Fruit for these wines comes partly from our Estate managed vineyards at Red Hill plus fruit purchased from a number of carefully selected vineyards from other sub-regions of the Mornington Peninsula. “The quality of these wines are often equal to many other vineyards best” (James Halliday) The fruit for these wines is from our mature low yielding Estate grown vineyards. A combination of vine age and careful vineyard management produces our best quality fruit. Between 30% and 50% new French Oak combined with the powerful fruit flavours produce the unique Paringa "style" upon which our reputation has been built. Read less

External Reviews for Paringa Estate 'Peninsula' Chardonnay

External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
08/07/2016

Rich stone fruit flavours, good texture and a persistent long finishFounded in 1984 by Lindsay McCall when he purchased a derelict orchard, Paringa Estate started small with a 3 tonne harvest in 1988 but has grown considerably in the intervening years.Production is now at 200 tonnes and Paringa Estate is one of the most highly awarded wineries in Australia, regularly winning gold trophies for its Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Grapes: 100% ChardonnayRegion: Australia / Victoria / Red Hill South, Mornington PeninsulaMaker: Lindsay McCallNotes: The bouquet is floral and fruit driven with citrus and stone fruit aromas. The palate has rich stone fruit flavours, good texture and a persistent long finishServe: At 10-12c with rich pasta dishes, white meat and poultryABV: 13.5%Suitable for Vegetarians



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“One of the best, if not the best, wineries on the Peninsula” - 92 Points, James Halliday *17/20 - Jancis Robinson, JancisRobinson.com* Paringa Estate was founded on Mornington Peninsular in 1984 by Lindsay McCall, and is today one of the most highly awarded wineries in Australia. Originally a teacher, Lindsay has always believed great wine is made in the vineyard, and over the last 25 years he has learnt how to produce the best quality grapes. This included implementing a little seen trellising system which allows the vine more room to receive maximum sunlight, which ensures they find their natural balance and produce high quality fruit which is second to none. Winemaking is all done by hand and in small batches, including plunging and lees stirring, with very sensitive use of oak, ensuring high quality and wines which are full of character and purpose. This is a small production, hand-made wine from a boutique estate, not readily available in the UK. The winemaking is very deft, with subtle oatmeal notes from the oak blending seamlessly with vibrant citrus, mineral and fresh peach aromas. The palate is poised and fresh with ripe apple, grapefruit, stone fruits, nutty notes and a slightly creamy texture with refreshing natural acidity. This is an elegant and supremely well-balanced style which is drinking very nicely now and over the next five years. 'Green fruit aromas but really exciting grip and substance on the palate. Great balance. Youthful but already approachable. Very fine and well structured with (just) enough fruit presence.' 17/20 - Jancis Robinson, JancisRobinson.com

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