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Akarua Pinot Gris

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Cracka Review

Pinot gris is a real crowd favourite, and this one out of NZ is a rich, fullsome style that would be great with spicy food. Lots of stone fruits and poached pears decorate the nose, whilst the palate is rich and textured, with a kick of spice in the flavours, a kiss of sweetness, friendly acidity, and a spiced pear finish.

Winemaker's Notes

Appearance: Bright and clear with a pale golden hue.

Nose: Lifted aromas of orange blossom and pear juice.

Palate: Well structured with a richness and poise that typifies Akarua Pinot Gris. A lush layered palate with white peach and citrus flavours. The wine finishes with a zesty punch of fresh ginger and orange peel tang.

Cellaring: 3 - 5 years.

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Akarua Pinot Gris

Expert Reviews

Nick Stock (2011 Vintage) says
From the Bannockburn sub-region of Central Otago, the Akarua shows tightly bound citrus and crisp pear fruits, along with hints of marzipan and nougat. Lovely, detailed fruit characters with a nervous disposition thanks to the zippy, crisp acid line.
Good Wine Guide
Nick Stock (2009 Vintage) says
Smoothly fragrant pear and melon fruits on the nose here, some creamy nuances, melons and lightly spiced apricots. The palate's big and quite oily, with richness and sweetness, honey and pears, and some grilled nuts to close.
The Good Wine Guide 2011
Michael Cooper (2003 Vintage) says
Grown at Bannockburn in Central Otago, and 15 per cent barrel-fermented, the 2003 vintage is faintly pink, with pear, lemon and spice flavours in a crisp, distinctly cool-climate style. It's a full-bodied, fresh and flavoursome wine, slightly sweet (7 grams/litre of residual sugar), with some complexity and length.
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
Michael Cooper (2002 Vintage) says
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines
Michael Cooper (2001 Vintage) says
Grown at Bannockburn, in Central Otago, and fermented and lees-aged in a mix of tanks (mainly) and old barrels, the 2001 vintage is fresh and crisp, with satisfying depth of lemony, appley, slightly peachy flavour, a sliver of sweetness and mouthfilling body.
Buyer's Guide to New Zealand Wines

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