Chris Cormack, the founder of Pegeric, developed his interest in wine while working weekends at his father’s wine and spirit store. As Chris’ interest developed, he turned to the production side and enrolled in the Viticulture course at what is now Charles Sturt University. In 1987 after months of searching, he selected a site for the establishing his own vineyard in the Macedon Ranges, one of the highest and coolest sites suitable for viticulture. The first commercial crop was harvested in 1997.
A classy, elegant and refined drink that has depth of flavour and brilliant perfume. It is hard to believe this is the ‘entry level’ because it is so darn good. There is a lot of character that evolves in the glass and with time open and once you pair it with a nice dish its a whole new ball game. I’d pair it with venison personally but duck and Pinot is classic for a reason. This wine may get better with a few more years in bottle. There is a fair back catalogue that proves that point.
Macedon – A wholly underrate region in Australia. With a handful of extremely passionate but miserably small producers it is not surprising that those who know don’t really share the knowledge. Outstanding Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and sparkling wine is made here with a few braving some other varietals too.
Pinot Noir – This is the most elusive grape. It is relatively early ripening and extremely sensitive to terroir. Its perfect place on earth is the Cote d’Or in Burgundy. So haunting are great red Burgundy’s charms that growers everywhere try to emulate them. Pinot Noir is not just a one trick pony, it can make great reds, rosé, sparkling and even sweet wines, whites on occasion and I’ve tasted a decent fortified Pinot Noir too.