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Akitu A1 Pinot Noir 2019

New Zealand, Wanaka
Pinot Noir
Akitu A1 Pinot Noir 2018
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The first aroma from this wine gives a hint to the depth and complexity that lies beneath, hidden for now in the glass. Layers of graphite, brown spice and wild herbs sit across dark plummy fruit. Ripe dark cherries, dark rose petal and a hint of sous bois are all coiled very tightly in a compact bundle of aromatic intensity. The palate opens with intense fruit concentration over a core of powerful soft tannin. There are layers of textural phenolics pushing up against fruit plushness which impress and excite.





Analytical data

0.28 g/l residual sugar
5.0 g/l acidity
3.8 pH


At Mt Barker, in New Zealand’s South Island, in a high glacial valley of sunshine and rain-shadow on the edge of the earth, each season leaves its own vivid imprint on our vintage. Extreme temperature variations, alpine air, altitude, adversity… all the wild elements of this exhilarating land combine in a Pinot noir of exquisite quality, subtlety and strength.

Pruning: spur


40% whole bunch, balance whole berry, 20% new French oak

Was malolactic fermentation used: notSelected
Was high-solid fermentation used: notSelected


Closure: Screw top

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