Akitu A1 Pinot Noir - Central Otago

Vintage: 2016 Region: New Zealand South Island
Type: Reds
Winery: Akitu
Tasting Notes:

Bright crimson red with ruby hues.

Intensely fragrant, with a lot of spice, herbs and earth complimenting the fruit that quietly dominates - some mineral notes release. This is clearly red, rather than black, cherry fruit and it’s powerful along with lovely subtle florals, anise and cinnamon scents that drift by.

There is an impressive depth of bouquet here with a lot of secondary character presenting: thyme, oregano, hits of smoked meats and dark rose florals. Layered and most elegant.A subtle fruit entry builds into spice and complexity in the mouth. Very fine with wonderful interplay between the lacey acid and tannin. The texture and structure is quite latent, building with graphite and spice flavours emerging. Overall the lasting impression is of elegance and great delicacy with juicy acidity leaving a most satisfying mouth feel. Very good length of flavour and persistence.

Recommende Retail $70.00 per Bottle.

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Minimum Buy Qty 6
$63.00per bottle
$756.00per case of 12

A couple of Quail and a Rabbit, on sticks, roasted over a brazier of vine cuttings using one of those French wind-up rotisserie things, accompanied by wild mushroom risotto.

The vineyard has been laid out in 6 sections; Blocks A and B were planted in 2002 with the remainder the following year. We have approximately 40,000 vines planted in 12 hectares. All we grow is Pinot noir and we carefully selected a set of 6 clones which were grafted onto 2 American rootstocks and planted across the vineyard according to soil and aspect.

Over the years we have watched these 12 different plants settle and begin to express wonderfully diverse characters. They respond to weather conditions and the evolution of each vintage quite differently and present us with a rich palette of choice come blending time.

We strongly believe in two established Pinot viticultural tenets: patience is a virtue and strength comes with adversity. As our vines enter their second decade their resilience is proven and the character that only comes with vine age is becoming more defined. On the 45th parallel and at 380m above sea level ours is a vineyard on the edge - we like that and so do our vines.

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