“A complex and powerful wine that will age for some years to come”
“Set for a long life, the classy 2018 is a powerful, sturdy red.. with impressive complexity, fine tannins and a long, very harmonious finish”
“Immensely complex and engaging... Concentrated and richly textured... impressively long structured finish”
“This is a stunning blend with concentrated flavour of perfectly ripe fruit and balanced acidity, elegantly complex barrel details on a fine structured palatel”
“A firmly structured wine with great cellaring potential”
Whole bunches are de-stemmed, and the berries are then sorted using our optical grape sorter, then crushed to a closed fermenter.
After a period of cold soak, we inoculate with preferred yeast. Temperatures are then managed to reach about 30°C. Once the ferment is dry the wine is tasted to evaluate maceration time, usually 20 to 28 days post ferment, Malolactic fermentation occurs on skins during maceration, and then finally basket pressed to barrel.
Barrels are stored in temperature-controlled rooms, at 8 degrees Celsius. We aim for about 50% new French oak barriques. Elevage in barrel will take up to 24 months. Final barrel selection and blending takes place approximately 8 weeks before bottling.
A complex aroma of blackberry, black currant, black Doris plum and cocoa powder with floral hints of violet and spicy notes of cardamom, anise and clove. The palate has great structure and intensity of flavour. A silky textured attack with plush, concentrated blackberry and firm mid palate tannin. Ripe Black Doris plum, cocoa and spice flavours with a hint of petrichor minerality and a long savoury fine grained tannin finish. The wine has fine cellaring potential. Recommended drinking from 2021 till 2036. Enjoy with red meats, hearty roasted game, and rich mushroom dishes.
Cabernet Sauvignon 65% · Merlot 20% · Cabernet Franc 15%
The Stone Paddock Range of wines, crafted by Paritua Vineyards, represents the best of New Zealand’s diverse viticultural regions, our commitment to quality and pure varietal expression.
After a chance tasting of a 1961 Chateau Haut Brion Magnum, Chief Winemaker Jason Stent decided wine was his future Jason’s passion is creating wines that have a sense of place that respect the varietal nature and the terroir in which the vine is grown.