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Prancing Horse Estate
Prancing Horse Estate
Prancing Horse Estate vineyard

“Prancing Horse Estate is
the biodynamic pioneer of
the Mornington Peninsula.”

Prancing Horse Estate
Prancing Horse Estate vineyard

Prancing Horse Estate

Prancing Horse Estate

Prancing Horse Estate is the biodynamic pioneer of the Mornington Peninsula. It first introduced cool-climate organic farming and winemaking in 2002, together with international expertise in site, soil and clonal selection. The wines, made by Richard McIntyre and Jeremy Magyar from Moorooduc Estate, are elegant and focused with a true strength of signal achieved from rigorously maintained vineyards.

In the Red Hill South vineyards, Prancing Horse Estate proprietor Tony Hancy has advanced quality by using French-wine consultants to improve the biology of his soils, vines and fruit. Since taking on the now 33-year-old site, Hancy has pioneered a biodynamic vinicultural model seen in the most revered and ancient vineyards of Burgundy. With biological thinking and natural organic preparations such as seaweed, compost and teas, he’s pushed aside pesticides and additives to make truly authentic wines.

The best wines have the complexity and finesse reminiscent of good Burgundy. Hancy believes climate, slope and soil are implicit in the consistent style differences between his and other vineyards; the differences in aroma, flavour and most importantly, the structure of the wines.

In 2012, Hancy introduced a new range of wines called The Pony, sourced from the estate’s younger vineyard, which was planted in 2005 and picked for the first time in 2011. A number of Burgundy clones were carefully selected for their suitability to this vineyard’s unique rural/coastal aspect. The focus here is on more fruit-driven, early-drinking wine from the meticulously tended young vines. Expect wines that are a delight to drink now.

The proof of Prancing Horse Estate’s potential is evident in its exceptional-quality wines. Hancy is happy to open these bottles with his cellar door guests and delights in sharing them with young wine lovers. The cellar door provides one of the most breathtaking seascape views of any cellar door in Victoria. For Hancy, the vineyard conveys a special sense of place and a growing tradition. Because of this, he takes immense pride in its cultivation.

Tasting Notes

2021 “The Pony” Chardonnay
⇐ 2021 “The Pony” Chardonnay​

This chardonnay is made from fruit sourced off the vines established back in 2005. Displaying ripe stone fruit and citrus overtones on bouquet and palage, and supposed by discrete French oak and crisp acidity, this wine offers immage gratification for drinking, with an opportunity to cellar the wine for several more years to develop further complexity.

2020 Prancing Horse Estate Reserve Chardonnay
⇐ 2020 Prancing Horse Estate Reserve Chardonnay

Very Burgundy-like, the palate is intensely lively and crisp with elevated acidity and bright, vivacious presence. The fruit aromas emerge more with time in the glass. Impressive and mouth-watering.

2022 Prancing Horse Estate Longitude 145 East Pinot Noir
⇐ 2022 Prancing Horse Estate Longitude 145 East Pinot Noir

This wine is a medium ruby with a hint of crimson and is deeply flavoured and full of brooding pinot noir fruit. This wine hits deep with cola, sarsaparilla and white pepper tones sitting beside ripe plum, cherry and wild raspberries. The palate is open but wonderfully corseted by the acidity. The classy filigree of tannins also makes a strong case for your attention.

2022 Prancing Horse Estate Latitude 38 South Pinot Noir
⇐ 2022 Prancing Horse Estate Latitude 38 South Pinot Noir

This wine is a pale ruby red with a hint of crimson. A nose that draws you in with a darker fruit spectrum of cherry, blackberry and blueberry. Sitting behind that is cold black tea, cocoa and dandelion. The palate is immediately more generous with similarly flavoured fruits alongside mushroom stock and five spice elements. The finish is suitably long and tannins age worthy yet in balance with the fruit.

Prancing Horse Estate Mornington Peninsula winery

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Getting There
39 Paringa Road,
Red Hill South

Contact Details
Mobile: 0419 393 145
Email: tonyhancy@prancinghorseestate.com
Website: www.prancinghorseestate.com

Cellar Door
Open weekends 12:00pm–5:00pm
Tutored tastings by appointment
Bookings preferred

Restaurant
No

Weddings & Functions
No

Accommodation
No

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