Rua Pinot Noir

Tasting Note

VARIETY

100% Pinot Noir

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 barrel maturation for 7 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 aromas, with a touch of savouriness.

PALATE

This Central Otago Pinot Noir is lavishly layered with sweet, ripe, red berries, underpinned with savoury characters and a touch of spice. Supple tannins flow softly across the palate. These are balanced by the wines acidity, 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                   •  Dec 2017

Brix at Harvest      •  22-24

Alcohol                  •  14 %

pH                           •  3.6

T.A.                         •  5.5

Residual Sugar      •  <1g/l

RUA  2017 Pinot Noir - Akarua

RUA
2017 Pinot Noir

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  • Gold Medal

    THIS WINE HAS BEEN AWARDED...

    Gold Medal

    China Wine & Sprirts Awards

  • Trophy

    THIS WINE HAS BEEN AWARDED...

    Trophy

    Best Pinot Noir, Sydney International Wine Competition 2018
    Best Red Wine, Sydney International Wine Competition 2018
    Best Wine, Sydney International Wine Competition 2018

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