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Paritua 2020 Red Hawkes Bay New Zealand

PARITUA RED

Winemakers Notes

Whole bunches are destemmed and pass through our optical grape sorting machine and then crushed to a closed fermenter. After a period of cold soak we inoculate with a preferred yeast. Temperatures are then managed to reach about 30°C.

Malo-lactic conversion takes place during maceration in tank which can take up to 35 days.

We aim for about 40% new French oak barriques, elevage in barrels can take up to 18 months with final barrel selection and blending prior to bottling. This wine was bottled without fining after a light filtration.

TASTING NOTES

The palate is firm and rich, with powerful mid palate tannins and concentrated black plum, cassis and blackberry. The wine will improve with cellaring. Recommended drinking from mid-2020 to 2030. Red meats and game birds are the obvious choice to match with this wine.

BLEND

Merlot 58%· Cabernet Sauvignon 26%· Cabernet Franc 16%.
Alcohol: 14.5%

$39.50 $50.00
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