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    Akarua Pinot Gris 2019

    Akarua Pinot Gris 2019

    Sale price
    $31.00
    Regular price
    $31.00

    Bright and clear with a pale golden hue. Pretty lifted perfume of honey dew melon, cantaloupe and fresh nutmeg. Some textbook pinot gris oiliness contributes to a complex textural note of hazelnut meal. A finish of finely drawn acidity balances the palate.

    Producer

    Sustainability in the vineyard and winery is integral to the Akarua ethos. Water conservation, recycling, the use of lightweight bottles, fully insulated barrel rooms and energy efficient lighting in the winery are a few of the initiatives taken by Akarua to guarantee their accredited status as a sustainable producer.
    Winemaker Andrew Keenleyside ensures that the fruit is balanced - a simple goal that's not mastered by many in the region. He avoids the raisiny, rich flavours that some in Central Otago seem to obtain, and produces wines with lovely aromatic lift and fine tannins, which are perfectly illustrated in the 'RUA'. The grapes for the 'RUA' are cold soaked for five days before fermentation commences, and are punched down twice daily and 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 and great value Pinot Noir from Central Otago. Their Akarua Pinot Noir, made solely with fruit from Bannockburn, has similar treatment to the RUA but sees 30% (instead of 10%) new oak. The wine has an extra dimension of richness and depth, and real class.

    Akarua vineyard Manager Mark Naismith.

    Region

    Central Otago is the most southerly wine region in New Zealand, and in fact the world. It only accounts for around 3% of New Zealand's total production - but it is arguably the most well regarded region from an international perspective, in terms of quality at least - producing around 11,000 tonnes of fruit annually. It is synonymous with finely crafted & sought after Pinot Noir, although Riesling, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc & Chardonnay are also produced in significant amounts. We recommend producer's such as Rippon, Peregrine, Prophet's Rock & Akarua.

    Specifications

    • Cellaring

      2-5 Years
    • Varieties

      Pinot Gris
    • Vintage

      2019
    • Alcohol Content

      13.5%
    • Closure

      Screwcap
    • Bottle Size

      750ml

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    Regular price
    $186.00
    GST included.
    Case(s) of 6
    $31.00 per bottle
    $31.00 per bottle