Akarua, Rua, Pinot Noir, Central Otago, New Zealand
"Quite a powerful styleFull of ripe and juicy mulberry and strawberry flavours with hints of raspberry sweets on the finish, along with fresh earth and dried herbs." Decanter Magazine
Akarua RUA is a pure, powerful Pinot Noir sourced from the Akarua Estate vineyard in Central Otago.
This premium fine wine region is mountainous, rising to over 2000 metres, and the vines are planted in spectacular alpine scenery. Here, the philosophy is to reflect the special characters of both the Bannockburn and Pisa terroirs, and capture the unique qualities of each Pinot vintage so that they are truly reflected in each bottle.
The Rua spent seven months ageing in 100% French oak barriques (10% new) with the balance in older wood. Classically Central Otago with a core of juicy red berry fruit and uninhibited by heavy oak influence.
"Quite a powerful style, typical of Central Otago, with the seven months' ageing in French oak adding gentle spice to the rich, bold and well-extracted fruit. Full of ripe and juicy mulberry and strawberry flavours with hints of raspberry sweets on the finish, along with fresh earth and dried herbs. Silky, savoury and long with soft tannins." Decanter Magazine
TROPHY (Best Wine of Competition) - Sydney International Wine Competition 2019
TROPHY (Best Red Table Wine) - Sydney International Wine Competition 2019
TROPHY (Best Pinot Noir) - Sydney International Wine Competition 2019
BLUE-GOLD's TOP 100 - Sydney International Wine Competition 2019
GOLD MEDAL - China Wine Spirits Awards 2018
5 STARS - The Real Review "BUYS OF THE WEEK" (Huon Hooke), Dec 2018
92 Points - Decanter Magazine
An abundance of bright red fruits and lifted floral aromas, with hints of dried herbs adding interest. Generous in the mouth with layers of sweet, ripe red berries, subtle savoury characters and a touch of spice. Soft, supple tannins, balanced by acidity, and leading to a long fruit-driven finish.