Paritua Hawke’s Bay 2014 ‘Red’ and ’21.12’

22-Aug-2018

Based on Maraekakaho Road in the Bridge Pa Triangle district of Hawke’s Bay, Paritua was established in 2001 to produce classic Hawke’s Bay wine. The premium style is a Bordeaux-varietal red, as the proportions of the 53 ha vineyard indicate with 19 ha of Merlot, 8.7 ha of Cabernet Sauvignon and 8.8 ha of Cabernet Franc. There are lesser amounts of Syrah, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and a small amount of Malbec to round out the plantings. Owned by a group of N.Z. Chinese citizens since 2011, 80% of the production is exported to China, the U.K. and the U.S.A., but the company is increasing its domestic presence. The wines are made by Jason Stent who was involved with making the wines between 2005 and 2008 when at Sacred Hill; he joined Paritua in 2009, becoming the chief winemaker in 2010. His winemaking is very well-regarded, and the ‘Paritua’ and super-premium ’21.12’ wines show why. Here, I review the new 2014 Paritua ‘Red’ and ’21.12’. www.paritua.com


FEATURED WINES IN THIS REVIEW

  • Paritua ‘Red’ Hawke’s Bay 2014
  • Paritua ’21.12’ Hawke’s Bay 2014

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