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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

2019 Prancing Horse Estate
⇐ 2019 Prancing Horse Estate ‘The Pony’ Chardonnay​

This wine, to say the least, is full of decadent flavours and aromas, such as stone fruit, citrus, almond and spice, forming a generous drinking experience. The refreshing acidity further enhances this chardonnay, ensuring a clean, dry and resonant aftertaste.

2019 Prancing Horse Estate Chardonnay
⇐ 2019 Prancing Horse Estate Chardonnay 

The flavours are full and layered with a lovely mouth feel, demonstrating the maturity of the thirty-five-year-old block vineyard at Prancing Horse. Creamy textured flavours combine with cashew and stone fruit to produce a seriously decadent wine tasting experience.

2019 Prancing Horse The Pony Pinot Noir
⇐ 2019 Prancing Horse Estate ‘The Pony’ Chardonnay

Sourced from the young block planted in 2005 on a north-facing slope, this wine displays the wonderful sweet red berry fruits of ‘up the hill’ Red Hill South. The forest berries show all the benefits of the longer growing season at higher altitudes on the Peninsula with a rich cola finish and fine tannins, providing a simply delicious wine.

2019 Prancing Horse Estate Pinot Noir
⇐ 2019 Prancing Horse Estate Pinot Noir​

A serious pinot with flavoured grip and depth. The palate journey begins with dark cherries and evolves with a lovely savoury finish. The acid and tannin interplay facilitate a wine with great length and finish. A wonderful result from the old block blend of two outstanding pinot clones. This is a wine to enjoy while pondering the meaning of life.

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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