The Akarua Vineyard is a unique site, comprising 52 ha, including 34.5 ha of vines nestled in the foothills of the mountains, along the Kawarau River and amidst stunning scenery. Located in the Central Otago region of Bannockburn, it is set in three west facing terraces and enjoys full year-round sunshine. This exceptional terroir offers a great expression of pinot noir, as a reflection of the spectacular mountains that surround the property. Akarua means "two vines" in Maori, referring to the original grape varieties planted in 1995 by Sir Clifford Skeggs: pinot noir and chardonnay. They already represent 78.5% and 2% of the share, respectively, plus some Pinot Gris and Riesling.


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COLOR
Beautiful deep ruby color

NOSE
The nose reveals notes of ripe raspberries, cassis and gunflint.

MOUTH
Then the palate brings us black plum and ripe black cherry with notes of wet leaves, wood fire and smoked mushrooms. Chalky tannins accompanied by lively minerality prolong this beautiful sensory experience in the finish.

ACCOMPANIMENTS:
Pinot Noir 2021 can be enjoyed on its own as an aperitif or accompanied by white meats or with Brie cheese.

GUARD LEVEL:

10 years

SERVICE TEMPERATURE:
Between 14 and 16°C

PROTECTED/CONTROLLED NAME OF ORIGIN:

Central Otago - Bannockburn

Country
New Zeland
Region
Central Otago - Bannockburn
Vintage
2021
Volume
75cl
Grapes
Pinot Noir
Alcohol
13.5%