The Paringa Shiraz 2010 from Paringa Estate
The Paringa Shiraz from Paringa Estate is a beautiful example of cool climate Australian Shiraz. This is a bold red wine with a delightful combination of power and elegance. This delicious red wine should be served with steak or strong cheeses but if you like a huge red wine then this is perfect to drink by the glass.
Founded in 1984 by Lindsay McCall when he purchased a derelict orchard, Paringa Estate started small with a three 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. “One of the best, if not the best, wineries on the Peninsula” says James Halliday.
This grapes for this wine come from a vineyard on Paringa Road, which was planted in 1985. The north-facing vineyard sits at an altitude of 146 metres above sea level. The soil is the typical red volcanic soil, known as Ferrasol.
The hand-picked fruit was 100% destemmed and cold soaked for four days prior to yeast inoculation. The wine spent a total of 21 days on skins, in open fermenters with gentle plunging. Post fermentation, the wine was then aged for a period of 18 months in French oak barrels, of which 70% were new.
A stunning wine with an impressive combination of power and elegance. Complex with great longevity & majesty. This is a unique expression of Australian cool climate Shiraz thanks to its extraordinary setting and micro climate next to the Paringa Estate winery in Redhill.
A fantastic wine to pair with a beef daube or duck with a cerise sauce
Grape - Shiraz 100%
Country - Australia.
Region - Victoria
Body Value: D (A is light, E is full bodied).
Residual Sugar: 2.4.
Contains Sulphites: Yes.
Additional information - http://www.paringaestate.com.au/