The nose shows aromas of ripe blueberry, guava and black cherry. Hints of black pepper and spice give the bouquet depth and interest. On the palate flavours of plum, blackberry and sweet raspberry are present. The wine has fantastic structure and length. Only 423 cases of this vintage produced.
New Zealander still red wine from Hawkes bay New Zealand, made with Shiraz.
Paritua Vineyards is anchored firmly in the heart of North Island’s Hawkes Bay region. The fruit used by Paritua is sourced from the stony soils that are typical in this area, Pinot Noir being the exception in that it is brought up from South Island’s Central Otago. Wines bearing the boutique Paritua label are produced only in outstanding years whilst the Stone Paddock selection is made every year using either fruit grown on their own estate or from carefully selected regional vineyards. So good are their wines that it is hard to believe that the first vines arrived here only in 2003.