Paritua Red 2015
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74% Merlot, 19% Cabernet Sauvignon & 7% Cabernet Franc
Winery notes (2015 Vintage)
"Sub blocks are selected at our Maraekakaho vineyard to grow low yield crops. Management for our high tier wines starts with pruning. The vines are manicured from then onwards, with crop thinning to one bunch per cane and a manual leaf pluck during veraison. The canopy is kept open to provide for airflow and sun exposure. At optimum ripeness we hand harvest selected rows.
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 and after a light filtration.
A deep ruby red colour, with complex and dense aromas of black Doris plum and wild forest berries with fine cedar notes, baking spice and cocoa powder. The palate is firm and rich, with seamless tannins and concentrated black plum, cassis, black berry and mocha with a fine minerality and a long savoury finish. This wine will improve with cellaring. Recommended drinking from mid 2018 till 2028."