Akarua Pinot Noir

Tasting Note

VARIETY

100% Pinot Noir

REGION

Region: Central Otago

Sub Region: Bannockburn

VINEYARD

Cairnmuir Vineyard

Vineyard block(s): Kawarau13 and 6, Clutha 5, Southview 6, Cairnmuir Rise 115

Felton Road Vineyard

Vineyard block(s):Kofiua 5, Kolo 777, Kolo 667, Kolo 115, Kolo 113

Aspect: North/West

Vine orientation: East/West

Height above sea level: 270m

Soil: Young alluvial, schist based sandy/silt and sandy loams overlaying schist rock.

Vine age: 20 years

Trellis System: VSP

Canopy Management: shoot thinned, hand leaf plucked and crop thinned.

VINTAGE 2016

Growing Degree Days: 1054 GDD.

Growing conditions: A warm start with early budburst and good early canopy growth. Impressive diurnal shifts from middle to late in the season bringing good flavour intensity and finesse.

VINIFICATION

Whole bunch fermentation: 0%

Pre-ferment maceration: 5 days

Yeast: Inoculated – various strains

Fermentation heat: Peaked at 31°C

Punch-downs: Twice daily

Post fermentation maceration: 6 days

Oak treatment: 10 months in 27% new French barriques, medium-plus toast, various coopers, mostly Alliers & Vosges forests.

APPEARANCE

Deep, Bright/Ruby.

STYLE

Displays intense black fruit flavours, complexity, and fine tannins that Bannockburn Pinot Noir is renowned for.

BOUQUET

Lifted violet aromas mingle with sweet spiced chocolate.

 PALATE

Finely balanced with red and black fruits, spices and an underlying earthiness. Finely textured tannins lead to a persistent and elegant finish.  

CELLARING

3-10 Years

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

Vineyard Mgr           •   Mark Naismith

Winemaker              •   Andrew Keenleyside

Bottled                    •   March 2017

Brix at Harvest          •   22-24

Alcohol                    •   14 %

Residual Sugar           •  Dry

Titratable Acidity• 5.7

PH                           •   3.62

 

Akarua Pinot Noir 2016  - Akarua

Akarua Pinot Noir
2016

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