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Akitu A1 Pinot Noir 2016

New Zealand, Central Otago
Pinot Noir
Akitu A1 Pinot Noir 2018
Akitu A2 Pinot Noir 2019
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Spiced cherry primary fruit and dusty dried herb aromas build gently on the nose. The subtle aromatics in time give way to dark plum fruit characters with a background of brown spices and leafy complexity. Brooding aromatics driven by a precise fruit focus.

The dark juicy plum drives a generous entry to the palate and that spiced cherry adds great focus and length of flavour. Cinnamon and subtle anise characters are woven into the tactile structure of the wine. The tannin backbone compliments juicy acidity giving a velvety yet lively texture and a mouthwatering finish. Tension with restraint.


Gold International Wine Challenge (IWC)

Trophy International Wine Challenge (IWC)

Air New Zealand Wine Awards Gold 2017





Analytical data

0.22 g/l residual sugar
5.3 g/l acidity
3.62 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, 25% new French oak

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