Rua Pinot Noir

Tasting Note

VARIETY

100% Pinot Noir

REGION

Region: Central Otago

VINIFICATION

Whole bunch fermentation: Nil

Pre-ferment maceration: 5 days

Yeast: Inoculated & Wild – various strains

Fermentation heat: Peaked at 31°C

Punch-downs: Twice daily

Post fermentation maceration: 6 days

Oak treatment: 100% French oak barrique maturation for 6 months. 10% new with the balance in older wood.

APPEARANCE

Bright cherry.

STYLE

Typically Central Otago with a core of juicy red berry fruit and uninhibited by heavy oak influence.

BOUQUET

An abundance of bright red fruits, and lifted floral aroma’s

PALATE

This Central Otago Pinot Noir is layered with generous sweet, ripe, red berries, subtle savoury characters and a touch of spice. Soft supple tannins flow gently across the palate, leading to a long fruit driven finish.

CELLARING

A style that has been deliberately made to drink as a young fresh red.

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

Winemaker             •  Andrew Keenleyside

Bottled                    •  Oct 2015

Brix at Harvest       •  22-24

Alcohol                   •  14 %

Residual Sugar       •  <1g/l

 

 

Rua Pinot Noir 2015  - Akarua

Rua Pinot Noir
2015

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  • Gold Medal

    THIS WINE HAS BEEN AWARDED...

    Gold Medal

    Double Gold - China Wine & Spirit Awards 2016
    Gold - Decanter 2016 (UK)

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