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Akarua Pinot Noir 2018

100% Pinot Noir from the Cairnmuir and Felton Road vineyards 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 6 days. The wine spent 10 months in French barriques, 30% of which were new.

Winemaker's Comments

Aromas of sweet spice mingle with dark fruit and an underlying earthiness. The palate is well balanced with red and black fruits, spices and a brambly earthiness. Finely textured tannins lead to a persistent and elegant finish. Overall, this vintage shows the typically intense black fruit flavours, complexity, and fine tannins that Pinot Noir from this region is renowned for. 

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