The wine has been aged for 18 months in new (28%) and seasoned French oak barriques.This wine is classic cool climate Shiraz. Aromas of black pepper, blackberry and plum lead onto a flavoursome palate, which is savoury and textured. Fine grained tannins give outstanding structure, balance and palate length. This is an excellent Paringa Shiraz that can be enjoyed young with food, but will also cellar well.
Founder and owner, Lindsay McCall, established the vineyard in 1985. He is lauded as one of the region’s handful of pioneers. He bought an old north-facing orchard and planted The Paringa vineyard. At an elevation of 140 meters it curls around the landscape like a vinous amphitheatre, sheltered from the harsh southwesterly winds. The deep, rich volcanic soils give power, flavour and structure to the wines. The vines are reaching their peak of maturity too, and this is a crucial factor in producing wine of the highest quality. In 2007, Paringa Estate was awarded the “Best Winery in Australia,” in the ‘James Halliday Wine Companion,’ an astonishing achievement for someone with no formal training in viticulture or winemaking.