Akitu A2 Pinot Noir
100% Pinot Noir from 12 hectare vineyard in Central Otago. Akitu are masters of New Zealand Pinot Noir producing just two wines. Akitu A2 is made from a certain amount of whole bunch pressing and aged in 12% new oak.
Medium intensity plum fruit with subtle cinnamon spice lift defines the nose. The concentration of the primary fruit aromatics builds giving dimension. There is a background nuance of licorice and lavender florals, which elegantly fold into a gentle gamey bouquet. Generous and succulent with a supple tannin texture, the palate has a silky flow with juicy acidity giving impressive length and persistence. Brightness and approachability are the driving force of this wine.
Drinking well right now but it won’t disappoint with 3 to 6 years in the cellar.