Moderate garnet with a mauve edge.
Medium intensity plum fruit with subtle cinnamon spice lift defines the nose. The concentration of the primary fruit aromatics builds giving dimension. There is a background nuance of licorice and lavender florals, which elegantly fold into a gentle gamey bouquet.
Generous and succulent with a supple tannin texture, the palate has a silky flow with juicy acidity giving impressive length and persistence. Brightness and approachability are the driving force of this wine, however a hint of complexity we have come to expect from this vineyard adds a layer of real and intriguing character to the fruit depth.
It’s drinking pretty bloody well right now but it won’t disappoint with a few years stashed away. Cellar for 3 to 6 years.
Food – Order heaps of Pot Stickers, Dumpling and Siu Mai with pork as the common ingredient. That’ll leave them happy.
2014 Akitu A1 Pinot Noir - Blending
Clones: 71% Abel, 17% Clone 5, 11% 115
Treatment: 28% whole bunch inclusion, 24% new French oak
Volume: 3,600 litres – 800 6 bottle cases
Harvest Dates: 26th April – 2nd May 2014
Bottling Date: 26th March 2015