Akarua means ‘two vines’. Back in 1996 when our home vineyard on Cairnmuir Road in Bannockburn was planted, the two varietals chosen were Pinot Noir and Chardonnay – and as simple as that, the Akarua brand was launched.

RUA of course means two in Maori, so when in 2008 we launched our second pinot noir label it was an obvious choice!

Since its first vintage, RUA Pinot Noir has captured the attention of both the seasoned Pinot lover and those new to the world of wine. With generous layers of sweet red berries, subtle savoury characters and just a touch of spice, there is no doubt why RUA Pinot Noir has become a firm favourite. Soft, supple tannins flow gently across the palate, balanced by the wine’s acidity, leading to a long fruit-driven finish. The bouquet offers an abundance of bright red fruits and lifted floral aromas with a touch of dried herb lending complexity.

RUA Pinot Noir 2016 is equally at home accompanying a beautiful gourmet meal served on crisp white linen tablecloths or with your favourite Saturday night feast by the fire.

Akarua Winemaker Andrew Keenleyside’s Food & Wine Matching TIP: “Enjoy our RUA Pinot Noir with a traditional Rack of Lamb with rosemary and thyme, a Fennel-Garlic Pork Roast or Lemon Butter Grilled Salmon.”

RUA Pinot Noir 2016 RRP: $25.00

Available at leading restaurants, selected supermarkets, Glengarry and other fine wine retailers nationwide. Distributed by Hancocks Wine Spirit and Beer Merchants.

www.akarua.com

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