Rua Pinot Noir
Blend: 100% Pinot Noir
From: New Zealand, Central Otago
By: Skeggs family @ Akarua
A fine New Zealand Pinot from Central Otago on the South Island; a rugged demanding landscape where apparently only real winemakers can make wine. Akarua is from one of five family vineyards owned by the Skeggs family; award winning winemaker Andrew Keensleyside heads the winery.
The Skegg’s winemaking journey began with the purchase of a site in Bannockburn, one of the best wine growing sites in the region. Since putting down roots in Bannockburn, the family have purchased four more parcels of rugged Otago, and have gained a sterling reputation, with many vintages receiving awards and critical acclaim. Rua Pinot Noir is cold soaked for five days before being aged in French oak barriques for seven months.