266 Meakins Road, Flinders Mornington Peninsula Victoria, Australia
0416 143 439 / 0407 391 991
11am – 4pm, Sat to Monday
Public holidays and other days by appointment.
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11am – 4pm, Sat to Monday
Most Victorian Public Holidays.
Also open by appointment.
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In search of the true expression of terroir in his wines, Param has been a long-time follower of artisan traditional Burgundian winemaking techniques. i.e. Natural viticulture, no irrigation once vines are established, low yields, hand harvesting and small batches of handmade wines.
His winemaking philosophy is to produce premium quality wines which meet and exceed his expectations. Paramdeep aims to make the very best wines the land can yield, and feels he is about 75% of the way to his goal.
Pinot was first produced here in 2001. His passion for Pinot varieties definitely shines through. Known as the ‘heartbreak grape’, Pinot Noir is a fickle variety, unpredictable and the ultimate challenge for a winemaker. Paramdeep fell under its spell long ago, and has seen his Pinots develop in character from a fruitier style to a spicier spectrum with fine tannins and intense, complex flavours. Depending on the quality and ripeness of the fruit varying percentages of whole bunch fermentation is used with different clones. Fermentation takes place naturally in open vats with largely indigenous yeasts. The ferment is regularly plunged to maximise colour and flavour extraction. The fermented “must” is gently hand-pressed in a basket press. The purity of flavour and character of the grapes is perfectly captured. The Pinot Noir is aged only in French oak (new and old) for at least eighteen months and bottled under screw cap. Normally the wine is released after three to four years of optimal cellaring.
The result is award-winning wines of exceptional quality which are cellared before release. Each wine reflects both its individual terroir and the ideal growing conditions of the Mornington Peninsula's cool maritime climate. Around 600 to 1000 cases of wine are produced at Nazaaray each year.
Nazaaray Estate’s location and orientation encourage a long, slow ripening season which produces exceptional high quality fruit, perfect for producing sensational wines. Wine is made onsite, so the grapes are in perfect condition when they reach the winery immediately after picking. Param’s university degree in electrical engineering and his IT role in Melbourne gave him technical skills to underpin his research and development. Nirmal’s medical background has been a good sounding board.
Winemaking for Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah involves destemming, crushing, barrel fermentation. All white wines are aged in oak with controlled use of new oak. Malolactic fermentation of Chardonnay grapes enhances the richness and texture of this wine.
Paramdeep’s preference is to make the Pinot Gris in a dry Alsatian style and at the medium end of the luscious scale. Nazaaray Pinot Gris shows typical Mornington characters of pear, rose petals and hints of musk. The natural acidity of Nazaaray Estate grapes at picking is high, due largely to their cool exposed site.
About 40% of Nazaaray wine is sold through the cellar door and the Nazaaray website and the rest via select retailers and fine restaurants, including the four hated Attica. Taste yourself and judge the quality and value. Click here for a list of restaurants and fine wine retailers which stock Nazaaray wines.