Paringa Estate Peninsula Pinot Noir 2018 (Mornington)
Paringa Estate sources fruit for the 'Peninsula Series' wines from five leased vineyards, and a few other carefully selected vineyards around the region. The wines are an exceptional expression of the Mornington Peninsula style, with the emphasis on lively fruit.
The fruit for the 2018 vintage Paringa Estate Peninsula Pinot Noir often referred to as 'PE Pinot Noir' was sourced from 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.2018 was the vintage of which winemakers' dreams are made. Not only were the yields generous, but quality is exceptional across all varieties. The reds show lovely varietal flavours and super fine tannins. 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.