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Rua Pinot Noir 2015

The Decanter World Wine Awards (UK) is internationally renowned for its rigorous judging process with Gold Medals being extremely hard won. We are delighted to announce not one but two Gold Medals for our RUA Pinot Noir 2014 & 2015.

This is the second time in the last few months RUA Pinot Noir has gained media attention. The Wine Merchant competition (UK) recently awarded RUA Pinot Noir 2014 in its top 100.

RUA Pinot Noir 2015 has been awarded 4 stars for Winestate Magazines' recent release tasting.

Judges’ comments were as follows:

“Designed for early drinking, this delicious pinot noir was matured for six months in French oak barriques (10% new).  Full, bright ruby, it is mouthfilling and buoyantly fruity, with fresh, strong plum/cherry flavours, spicy and nutty notes adding complexity, and a smooth, finely textured finish.”

RUA Pinot Noir 2015 was recently awarded a Double Gold at the China, Wine & Spirit Awards and 90 points by MS Cameron Douglas.

Master Sommelier Cameron Douglas, 18th Feb 2016

“A bouquet loaded with ripe fresh red berry fruit aromas – raspberry, cherry, plum; mild oak and dry stone mineral add depth. On the palate – lots of energy, lots of fruit, lots of pinosity; flavours reflect the bouquet with red berry fruits and red apple skin, mild oak, fine to moderate tannins and plenty of acidity. Balanced, fresh, oozing personality with a fairly lengthy finish”.

 90 Points

RUA Pinot Noir 2015 has been awarded its first DOUBLE GOLD for 2016, at the China Wine & Spirit Awards (Best Value). RUA Pinot Noir 2015, Akarua’s second label, has consistently gained international recognition for its high quality and value for money over the years.

The ‘Best Value’ category of the China Wine & Spirits Awards reviews wine and spirits according to their price level. Medals are awarded to represent ‘Best Value’ as best quality for price is a crucial indicator for sales success.

The China Wine & Spirits Awards 2016 will release the rest of their awards in autumn 2016.


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