The Siren Pinot Noir

Tasting Note

VARIETY

100% Pinot Noir

REGION

Bannockburn, Central Otago

VINEYARD

Akarua Estate Vineyard

VINTAGE 2013

The 2013 vintage was slightly warmer than 2012.

The vintage season was ideal from a winemaking perspective,

as fruit developed slowly.

We ran through to April before harvesting our premium blocks.

This Indian summer allowed the grapes extra time to hang and reach full

maturity and balance of flavours without excessive alcohol.

Fruit for The Siren was cropped at levels of 5 to 6 tonnes per hectare.

30% whole bunch was included which has added an element

of cinnamon and spice whilst also providing added texture and complexity.

BLEND SELECTION

Akarua produced more than 600 individual barrels

of Pinot Noir from the 2013 vintage. Of these,

about two in a hundred were assessed as being truly outstanding

examples of our site, the vintage and Bannockburn Pinot Noir.

These were the wines used to blend The Siren.

Individual barrels were chosen for the ability to

highlight the finest elements of the site and to add an extra layer of complexity and length.

COLOUR & NOSE

Deep ruby, bright clarity.

Extremely fragrant with violet florals, licorice and mocha notes.

PALATE

Beautifully fruited mid-palate which is extremely textural

and has complex dark fruits complemented by hints of oak spice and fine tannins.

The finish is extremely long and balanced.

Akarua The Siren 2013 Pinot Noir - Akarua

Akarua The Siren
2013 Pinot Noir

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