Akarua Kolo Pinot Noir

Tasting Note

KOLO is a selection of exceptional barrels of wine crafted from

Akarua Estates ultra-premium KOLO block situated at our Felton Road Vineyard.

Only 90 cases were produced.


100% Pinot Noir


Region:  Bannockburn, Central Otago


Akarua Estate, KOLO Vineyard


Growing Degree Days: 940 GDD.

Growing conditions: Cool and unsettled spring conditions meant a slightly later bud burst and slow vine growth early in the season. Fortunately things stabilised and warmed in time for flowering in mid-December. Late summer we had relatively moderate daytime temperatures, but with excellent diurnal temperature’s (Warm days, cool nights). A cool drawn out finish gave us a long slow ripening and increased flavour intensity.

blend selection

Our KOLO block produced 80 individual barrels of Pinot Noir from the 2015 vintage. Assessed as being truly representative of our site, the vintage and Bannockburn Pinot Noir, the best four barrels only were selected to blend KOLO.

Individual barrels were chosen for the ability to express the finest elements of the site and to add an extra layer of complexity, harmony and length.

colour & Nose

Deep, Bright Ruby.

Fragrant violet florals mingle with spicy dark berry fruit.


A dense mid palate with a sumptuous depth of black fruit, savoury flavours and sweet spice. The fine tannin structure leads you to a strong, long finish with spicy red berries.





Akarua Kolo Pinot Noir 2015 Pinot Noir - Akarua

Akarua Kolo Pinot Noir
2015 Pinot Noir

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