Akitu Pinot Noir Blanc 2022, Central Otago

Rosé from New Zealand - Central Otago & Waitaki
Review Date : 30-Jan-2023
Bright, pale peach shade yellow, even colour throughout. The nose is elegantly fresh with fine talcum over grapefruit, apricot, peach blossom and a spike of white spice. Medium-bodied, dry to taste, peach and apricot lead with pear, pink grapefruit and its zest, unveiling peach blossom, white pepper and cardamom. The wine is concentrated with a great length of aromatics and; a plush mouthfeel intertwined with powdery phenolics and prickly spice. This has a refined and delicate expression of Pinot Noir with minimal skin time, excellent depth of flavour and length with an opulent mouthfeel, and a crisp, spicy finish. Match with langoustine sashimi and whitebait tempura over the next 3 years. Fruit from Mt Barker, Wanaka, 100% clone 777 Pinot Noir, whole bunch pressed, fermented with a neutral yeast strain and aged on lees. 14.6% alc. 19/20 pts (95 pts) Jan 2023 RRP $40  

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