Central Otago Pinot Noir is one of the most elusive, captivating and coveted varietals on the planet.
Akarua, situated in the iconic Central Otago wine region, has a reputation for producing world class Pinot Noir.
Its flagship wine, Akarua Pinot Noir, has picked up a trophy every year since 2009 along with a multitude of gold medals to prove itself as one of New Zealand’s finest wines.
Akarua believes a little luxury is necessary when making their wine, this Pinot Noir has been carefully aged for 10 months in traditional French oak barriques and has proven its consistency and elegance gaining a loyal following amongst Pinot Noir devotees.
Lacing sweet spice, dark cherry and plum along with notes of thyme, dried herbs and spicy oak, this deep ruby Akarua Pinot Noir 2015 has an enticingly fragrant bouquet with excellent complexity, elegance and a finely poised lasting finish. It’s pictured above, teamed beautifully for winter 2017 with a Storm Clothing scarf.
Akarua Winemaker Andrew Keenleyside’s Food & Wine Matching Tip:
“Enjoy our AKARUA Pinot Noir with pan-seared Venison with a thyme, blueberry and red wine jus or braised lamb oyster shoulder, caramelised onions and mint jus. This is a fabulous wine for a special celebration, to share with friends or to simply wind down at the end of the week in front of the fire.”
AKARUA PINOT NOIR 2015 AWARDS
Trophy:
New Zealand Champion Pinot Noir, NZ International Wine Show
Gold Medals:
Sommelier Wine Awards, UK, 2017
Sydney International Wine Competition, Australia, 2017
The Royal Easter Show Wine Awards, Auckland, 2017
Akarua Pinot Noir 2015 RRP: $42
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