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Akarua RUA Pinot Noir 2018

100% Pinot Noir sourced from the Akarua Estate vineyard in Central Otago.

Fruit was cold soaked for 5 days before fermentation, punched down twice daily and given another 6 days on the skins post fermentation. The wine then spent 7 months ageing in 100% French oak barriques, 10% new, with the balance in older wood.

Winemaker's Comments

Typically Central Otago with a core of juicy red berry fruit and uninhibited by heavy oak influence. On the nose, an abundance of bright red fruits and lifted floral aromas, with a touch of dried herb giving complexity. The palate is generous with layers of sweet, ripe red berries, subtle savoury characters and a touch of spice. Soft, supple tannins flow gently, balanced by acidity, leading to a long fruit-driven finish.

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    • Sydney International Wine Competition
    • China Wine and Spirit Awards
    • The Real Review
    TROPHY (Best Wine of Competition) - Sydney International Wine Competition 2019
    TROPHY (Best Red Table Wine) - Sydney International Wine Competition 2019
    TROPHY (Best Pinot Noir) - Sydney International Wine Competition 2019
    BLUE-GOLD & TOP 100 - Sydney International Wine Competition 2019
    GOLD MEDAL - China Wine & Spirits Awards 2018

    5 STARS - The Real Review "BUYS OF THE WEEK" (Huon Hooke), Dec 2018
    "This triple trophy winner has a beguiling perfume of dark cherry, flowers and spices, and is intense and finely-structured, with a succulent, fruit-sweet mid-palate. It has mild, gentle tannins and a refreshing and more-ish aftertaste. Exceptional value."