Pegeric is another new producer, at least new in my experience, from the Macedon Ranges region of Victoria, Australia. I had an opportunity to taste their 2008 Pinot Noir and was surprised by its delicacy and charm.
Aromas of red currents, flowers (violets and roses come to mind), cinnamon and a dusty, slightly smokey finish. Light garnet colour with slightly brown at the rim. Medium body weight and very fine texture with adequate to good length and persistence. It has sufficient presence to make you want to linger and take your time enjoying every glass. The plate displays snow cherry and light berry flavours. It finishes with a nice touch of fruit sweetness mingling with a hint of spice and smoke. This is a pure example of a feminine pinot noir style and would be a delightful match with lighter poultry or seafood dishes.
The tasting was organised by The Wine Depository (www.winedepository.com.au) and Full Palate (www.fullpalate.com.au) and held at the wonderful Mezzo (www.mezzobar.com.au) in Melbourne. Thanks Philip, Jeffrey and Silvio for the invite and hospitality.