Akitu, A2, Pinot Noir, Central Otago, New Zealand
Generous and succulent with a supple tannin texture, the palate has a silky flow with juicy acidity giving impressive length and persistence.
Akitu's A2 (white label) Pinot Noir oozes wild strawberry and raspberry fruit, with hints of lavender and liquorice - from a multi-award winning Pinot estate renowned across the globe.
Fruit for the A2 Pinot was sourced from Akitu's twelve hectares of vineyards situated at altitude (380 metres above sea level) in the premium Central Otago winegrowing region, in a stunning location, right up against the Southern Alps, which brings real finesse and elegance to the wine.
Akitu (lit. summit in Maori) focuses purely on Pinot Noir; obsessive in their drive to craft the finest and most representative wines from a fabulous terroirs in a stunning location near Lake Wanaka, in New Zealand's South Island.
GOLD MEDAL - International Wine Awards 2018 GOLD MEDAL - Air New Zealand Wine Awards 20175 STARS & TOP TEN - Cuisine Magazine NZ Pinot Noir Tasting 2018 18/20 POINTS - Raymond Chan Wine Reviews, Dec 2017 SILVER MEDAL - Decanter World Wine Awards 2018 SILVER MEDAL - International Wine & Spirit Competition 2018
Plum fruit with subtle cinnamon spice aromas, and a background nuance of liquorice and lavender florals, elegantly folding into a gentle gamey bouquet. Generous and succulent with a supple tannin texture, the palate has a silky flow with juicy acidity giving impressive length and persistence. A hint of complexity from the vineyard adds a layer of real and intriguing character to the fruit depth.