Situated on prime ferrous real estate on the Mornington Peninsula, Paringa’s cool climate produces wines of poise, power and distinction. The purest expression of their unique terroir, their single vineyard wines are the pinnacles of the Paringa portfolio. The Pinot reveals itself with a reserved bouquet on the nose yet the palate has weight, richness, concentration and a lengthy tannin grip. Powerful with long-term potential.
Structured. Powerful. And long. All you really need to know is that this bristles with quality. It's tangy and it's not sweet but it's powered by concentrated strawberry notes. It also floats herb notes throughout and races with dry roasted spice characters. Orange oil, or something like it, adds a lifted, flowery note. It's pure quality and class.
97 points, Wine Companion (January 2020)
Medium-red colour with a trace of purple in the rim. The bouquet is shy and reserved, with sousbois notes, primary fruit in hiding, but the palate has weight and richness, concentration and tannin grip, and it all lingers on well. It doesn't lack fruit but is certainly not 'fruity'. Oak treatment is generous but not overdone. An impressive wine of density, power and concentration, with long-term potential.
97 points, The Real Review (January 2021)
The Mornington Peninsula is located approximately one hour south of Melbourne. A cool maritime climate,the region is virtually frost free, but is susceptible to high winds. Rainfall is moderate, throughout winter and the growing season. Most of the vineyards are located between just above sea level and 200 metres. Soils range from weathered volcanic soils to sandy loams and friable well-drained clays. Mornington Peninsula is best known for making elegant cool climate Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and sublime Pinot Noir.