71% Pinot Noir, 29% Chardonnay
Region: Central Otago
Sub Region: Bannockburn
Akarua Estate Vineyard
Vineyard block(s): Kawarau, Cairnmuir Red & Cairnmuir White
Aspect: Kawarua – Raised Terrace
Cairnmuir Blocks – Lower & Cooler
Row orientation: East / West
Height above sea level: 270m
Soil: Fine sandy/ loam topsoils overlaying schist.
Vine age: 11 Years
Trellis System: VSP Spur pruned
Canopy Management: Carefully managed by hand to control crop load and fruit exposure for optimum flavour.
Yeast: Innoculated – various strains
Fermentation Heat: Cool – less than 15°C
Aged on yeast lees for a minimum of 18 months
A fresh aperitif style with a complex Pinot Noir background that leads to a long, creamy and crisp finish.
Made to drink as a young wine but will cellar comfortably for 1-3 years.
Serve lightly chilled
Viticulturalist • Gillian Wilson
Winemaker • Matt Connell & Dr Tony Jordan
Bottled • From Sept 2011
Alcohol • 12.5%
Residual Sugar • 8.0g/l
Titratable Acidity • 7.2g/l
pH • 3.08
NV Methode Traditionelle