Paritua Syrah Hawkes Bay .750L New Zealand


tasting Notes viticulture Whole bunches are destemmed and partially crushed. We aim for about 20% whole berry in the tank. after several days the ferment is started and kept under 30°C. regular pump-overs will keep the cap submersed and extract the fine skin tannins present in this wine. Malo-lactic fermentation takes place in barrel and the wine is racked once before bottling the year following harvest. We use French oak barriques of which 50% are new. Fresh aromas of cherry, and dark plum, fragrant plum blossom with hints of white pepper and baking spice underlining the complex bouquet. This is a beautifully balanced wine with blackberry and plum and complex spice and white pepper flavours are supported by a velvet textured palate with fine grained tannins, and a hint of smoky oak giving this Syrah great structure and length. This wine will cellar gracefully for several years. Preferred drinking from early 2013 till 2018 or beyond. Food matches include wild pork, red meats and game dishes.