Akarua 'Rua' Central Otago Pinot Noir 750ml
Multi-faceted nose of blood plums and red cherries; with star anise, nutmeg and cinnamon; and garrigue - brambles, wild thyme, heather, rosehip and crushed herbs. The palate structure is lithe; the acids are juicy yet taut, and the fine supple tannins lengthen the smoky mineral finish. The flavour spectrum finishes with earthy notes from the vineyards - schist gravels and river pebbles.
RECENT AWARDS WON
Hong Kong Gold Medal 2019
Best Pinot Noir of Competition | Sydney INT WC 2019
Best Red Wine of Competition | Sydney INT WC 2019
Best Wine of Competition | Sydney INT WC 2019
China WSA | Hong Kong 2018
Oak treatment: 100% French oak barrel maturation for 7 months. 10% new with the balance in older wood.
Typically Central Otago with a core of juicy red berry fruit and uninhibited by heavy oak influence.
An abundance of bright red fruits, and lifted floral aromas, with a touch of savouriness.
This Central Otago Pinot Noir is lavishly layered with sweet, ripe, red berries, underpinned with savoury characters and a touch of spice. Supple tannins flow softly across the palate. These are balanced by the wines acidity, leading to a long fruit driven finish.
A style that has been deliberately made to drink as a young fresh red.