Current Vintage 2009
Paringa Estate Pinot Noirs have now collected 44 Wine Show Trophies – Including Best Pinot Noir at the 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 Victorian Wine Shows.
Good budburst and early spring rainfall saw a good beginning to the season. However a very cool late November and December slowed the growth of the vines and created a long flowering period and variable fruit set resulting in below average crop sizes. An extreme heat event occurred in early February with temperatures in the mid 40’s culminated in the Black Saturday bushfires. The extreme heat resulted in some crop loss due to sunburn and water stress. The overall cooler season resulted in lower yields and high quality concentrated fruit.
Season 2009 was slightly cooler than 2008 and 2007 with harvest occurring 2 weeks later.
This wine has Paringa’s typical complex bouquet of dark cherries, spice and subtle savoury new oak characters. On the palate there is powerful dark cherry/black fruit flavours well integrated with the spicy savoury French oak characters. The fine grain tannins provide weight and structure to the wine. This is an elegant Paringa pinot that will reward careful cellaring.
Harvested: 24th 25th 26th 31st March 2nd 3rd 8th April 2009
Brix at Harvest:
Cellaring: 5-8 years
Winemaker: Lindsay McCall
Champion Dry Red of Show- Winewise Championship 2010
Champion Varietal Red of Show-Winewise Championship 2010
Pinot Noir Medallion- Winewise Championship 2010
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