Akarua Pinot Noir 2013

100% Pinot Noir from Akarua's 50 hectare site on Cairnmuir Road in the Bannockburn sub-region of Central Otago.

Fruit was hand picked and 90% destemmed. Pre-fermentation maceration took place over five days, with temperatures peaking at 31°C. Punch downs took place twice daily and post fermentation maceration lasted six days. The wine spent 10 months in French barriques, 30% of which were new.

Winemaker's Comments

This vintage displays intense black fruit flavours and the complexity that Bannockburn Pinot Noir is renowned for, with haunting aromatics of bramble fruits and spice. The palate is elegantly balanced with red fruits and finely textured tannins. A wine with great poise and longevity.

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    • New Zealand International Wine Show
    • Six Nations Wine Challenge
    • Decanter Asia Wine Awards
    TROPHY (Champion Pinot Noir) - New Zealand International Wine Show 2015 
    DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL - Six Nations Wine Challenge 2015
    GOLD MEDAL - Decanter Asia World Wine Awards 2015
    5 STARS - Winestate Magazine, Aug 2015
    5 STARS - The Shout NZ/Hospitality Business Magazine (Reviewer Cameron Douglas MS), June 2015