Akarua RUA Pinot Noir 2020 750ml
100% Pinot Noir
Whole bunch fermentation: Nil
Pre-ferment maceration: 5 days
Yeast: Inoculated & Wild – various strains
Fermentation heat: Peaked at 31°C
Punch-downs: Twice daily
Post fermentation maceration: 6 days
Oak treatment: 100% French oak barrel maturation for 7 months. 10% new with the balance in older wood.
Typically Central Otago with a core of juicy red berry fruit and uninhibited by heavy oak influence.
An abundance of bright red fruits, and lifted floral aromas, with a touch of savouriness.
This Central Otago Pinot Noir is lavishly layered with sweet, ripe, red berries, underpinned with savoury characters and a touch of spice. Supple tannins flow softly across the palate. These are balanced by the wines acidity, leading to a long fruit driven finish.
A style that has been deliberately made to drink as a young fresh red.
Winemaker • Andrew Keenleyside
Bottled • Dec 2017
Brix at Harvest • 22-24
pH • 3.6
T.A. • 5.5
Residual Sugar • <1g/l
Alcohol • 14 %