The complexity in Akarua ‘Estate’ Pinot Noir comes from the vineyard. Each parcel is kept separate for fermentation and ageing and then all the barrels are tasted and assesed to create the final blend. Akarua Pinot Noir is a velvety, textural expression of all its Bannockburn parcels – from Cairnmuir Road and Felton Terraces. Violets, brambles, dark fruits and spice. Ten months in French oak, six months in bottle before release.
"This has tremendous clarity of fruit and attractively placed spicy oak complexity. The palate delivers a smooth, crisp and focused feel with plenty of fruit flesh and red cherry flavour." 93 Points, James Suckling