Paritua Stone Paddock Syrah 2020


Classy Syrah here from a classy producer.

The 2020 has an aroma of ripe blueberry and violets with savoury notes of exotic spice and clove. The palate has flavours of plum, five spice and clove with white pepper on the finish. Barrel maturation is in French oak barriques for 12 months of which 20% are new. This wine is unfined and was filtered before bottling." Winery

Whole bunch fruit was de-stemmed and partially crushed to tank. Fermentation was preceded by a period of cold soaking. Fermentation temperatures reached 30°C and daily cap management varied from two to four pump-overs a day. The wine is pressed on taste and transferred to barrel for Malo-lactic conversion. Barrel maturation is in French Oak barriques for 12 months of which 20% is new. This wine received a light fining and filtration before bottling.

"Offering excellent fruit ripeness and perfume, the wine shows dark plum, sweet cherry, floral and subtle spice aromas on the nose, followed by a beautifully rounded palate displaying fleshy texture and fine-grained tannins. Pristine and flavoursome with a lengthy silky finish. At its best: now to 2030." 5 Stars & 93/100 Sam Kim, Wine Orbit, December 2021