The Central Otago wine region in New Zealand is by far one of my most fave producers of Pinot Noir, therefore I jump at the chance to try anything new that this region has to offer. I got into Akarua Rua Pinot Noir 2015 while trying to help a friend find a new Pinot to try. Many would see this as risky considering I haven’t had anything from this winery, but the region itself has never failed me and as such has made a die-hard believer out of me.
When exploring Central Otago wines you should know that sub-regions, though closely situated, differ in soil makeup and often times the differences can be noted in the wines taste. Keep track of the Pinot Noirs you enjoy from this regions to see if there are trends in your sub-region appetite. My track record shows that I am more a Bannockburn and Bendigo sub-region kind of girl.
Tasting Notes: Akarua Rua Pinot Noir 2015
On colour, the Akarua Rua Pinot Noir 2015 holds a ruby-red hue. On the nose, cherry, herb, and plum are noted. On the palate, peppercorn, mineral, light oak and a burst of complex tannins are present.
This wine retails at the LCBO for $27.95
We gave this wine a score of 3 out of 5