Hawke's Bay vineyard Paritua is named as a tribute to the Paritua Stream, which meanders gently through the vineyard. Paritua means the meandering stream above the ancient river.
Their wines not only reflect a distinctly New Zealand style, but also their passion for quality wine making. Their Stone Paddock selection of wines are made every year using grapes grown on their own estate and carefully selected regional vineyards.
A blend of merlot, cabernet sauvignon, cabrenet franc and malbec, the Scarlet 2016 is a masterclass in affordable premium styled red wine. It is brimming with vibrant dark fruits with obvious oak and a long, balanced finish.
If you're looking to spend around $20 on a bottle of Hawkes Bay red, you'll go a long way to do better than this.