Akarua RUA Pinot Noir Central Otago

Akarua RUA Pinot Noir Central Otago

Wine: Akarua ‘Rua’ Pinot Noir

Producer: Akarua

Country: New Zealand

Region: Central Otago

Vintage: 2018

Style: Red

Blend: Pinot Noir 100%

ABV: 14%

Size: 75cl

Organic: NO

Biodynamic: NO

Vegan: YES

 

Notes: A typically Central Otago Pinot Noir, with a core of fresh, juicy red berry fruit & uninhibited by heavy oak influence (despite spending 7 months in barrique), made in an early-drinking style. Multi-award-winning, it has subtle savoury characters, soft supple tannins & a touch of spice.

Winemaker Andrew Keenleyside ensures that the fruit is nicely balanced. He avoids the raisiny flavours that some in Central Otago seem to obtain, & produces wines with lovely aromatic lift & fine tannins, which are perfectly illustrated in the ‘Rua’. The grapes for the ‘Rua’ are cold soaked for five days before fermentation commences, & are punched down twice daily & given another six days on the skins post fermentation to provide the wine with the tannic backbone it requires. The result is a remarkably attractive & great value Pinot Noir from Central Otago.

 

Producer Info: The Skeggs family were among the first people to buy & plant vineyard land in Central Otago in the mid-1990s, so were lucky enough to acquire a superb north-facing site in Bannockburn. Planted in 1996, this 50 hectare site has since provided the backbone of the Akarua wines. Due to the short growing season in Central Otago, site selection is one of the key elements in making a great wine, & Akarua has a site that is among the very best.

Sustainability in the vineyard & winery is integral to the Akarua ethos. Water conservation, recycling, the use of lightweight bottles, fully insulated barrel rooms & energy efficient lighting in the winery are a few of the initiatives taken by Akarua to guarantee their accredited status as a sustainable producer.

 

£21.99

Description

Wine: Akarua ‘Rua’ Pinot Noir

Producer: Akarua

Country: New Zealand

Region: Central Otago

Vintage: 2018

Style: Red

Blend: Pinot Noir 100%

ABV: 14%

Size: 75cl

Organic: NO

Biodynamic: NO

Vegan: YES

 

Notes: A typically Central Otago Pinot Noir, with a core of fresh, juicy red berry fruit & uninhibited by heavy oak influence (despite spending 7 months in barrique), made in an early-drinking style. Multi-award-winning, it has subtle savoury characters, soft supple tannins & a touch of spice.

Winemaker Andrew Keenleyside ensures that the fruit is nicely balanced. He avoids the raisiny flavours that some in Central Otago seem to obtain, & produces wines with lovely aromatic lift & fine tannins, which are perfectly illustrated in the ‘Rua’. The grapes for the ‘Rua’ are cold soaked for five days before fermentation commences, & are punched down twice daily & given another six days on the skins post fermentation to provide the wine with the tannic backbone it requires. The result is a remarkably attractive & great value Pinot Noir from Central Otago.

 

Producer Info: The Skeggs family were among the first people to buy & plant vineyard land in Central Otago in the mid-1990s, so were lucky enough to acquire a superb north-facing site in Bannockburn. Planted in 1996, this 50 hectare site has since provided the backbone of the Akarua wines. Due to the short growing season in Central Otago, site selection is one of the key elements in making a great wine, & Akarua has a site that is among the very best.

Sustainability in the vineyard & winery is integral to the Akarua ethos. Water conservation, recycling, the use of lightweight bottles, fully insulated barrel rooms & energy efficient lighting in the winery are a few of the initiatives taken by Akarua to guarantee their accredited status as a sustainable producer.

 

Additional information

Vintage

2014

country

Type

Abv

14.00%