The Paringa wines in the Peninsula range are an haut Mornington Peninsula—the emphasis being on the liveliness of the fruit.
This is a classic cool-climate Shiraz. The fruit is sourced from three sites around the Peninsula which has the spice and black pepper characters, that are characteristic of this wine. The wine has a dollop of Viognier (5% approx.) which is co-fermented with the Shiraz. It is then aged for close to a year in seasoned French oak barriques.
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.