Akitu White Label A2 Pinot Noir

$39.90 inc. GST

“This elegant, youthful red is already enjoyable. Estate-grown at Wanaka and barrel-aged for 10 months (13% new), it has a fragrant, savoury bouquet, leading into a moderately rich wine with ripe cherry, plum and spice flavours, showing very good delicacy and complexity. Drink mid-2017+” – Michael Cooper.

Tasting Note: Light ruby-red colour with some depth and slight purple hues, paler edged. The nose is fresh and elegant with fragrant aromas of red cherry fruit entwined with fresh thyme herbs and delicate notes of whole bunch stalk elements. Medium-full bodied, the palate is lively and fresh with brisk acidity enlivening the fruit flavours of red cherries and red florals. The fruit has a degree of sweetness and lusciousness. Notes of fresh herbs and whole cluster stalk nuances add detail, and the palate us underlined by light, fine-grained tannin extraction. Some alcoholic power carries the wine to a light, nuanced finish of red cherries and florals. This is a fresh and lively, red cherry-fruited Pinot Noir with subtle floral, herb and stalk nuances and light, supple tannins. Serve with salmon and tuna, and poultry dishes over the next 4 years. 61% Abel clone with 39% clone 5, the fruit fermented to 13.84% alc. with 31% whole bunches, the wine aged 10 months in 13% new French oak. 550 dozen made.

Michael Cooper – 4 stars
Raymond Chan – 4 stars

Alcohol Volume: 14%

Variety: Pinot Noir

Region: Central Otago, New Zealand


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2015 Vintage