Beauty from Bannockburn - Pinot Noir

Posted by Joelle Thomson on

Akarua has a new owner and a long history in Bannockburn, Central Otago, where its vineyard area is devoted to Pinot Noir and Chardonnay with approximately 78% planted in Pinot. The name Akarua is the Maori word for two vines and refers to the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir that Sir Clifford Skeggs planted on his original vineyard in Bannockburn, Central Otago. The Skeggs family sold that original site last year to the Edmond de Rothschild Heritage group, which has taken over the Akarua brand.

The new owners visited this year with Baronness Arianne de Rothschild leading a special dinner in Bannockburn in March this year at the winery. Her visit was an opportunity to share her vision of growing the production of organically certified Pinot Noir to meet the growing global demand for high quality, premium priced Pinot Noir. 

Now there's a vision we can get behind. 

We have just started to sell the latest 2021 Akarua Pinot Noir in store - and it is a stunning wine from one of Central's earliest vineyard sites.

Buy 2021 Akarua Pinot Noir RRP $42.99 here

Plump, dry and multi layered Pinot Noir with layers of ripe plum and dark cherry aromas followed by a great structured texture and mouthfeel with refreshing bright flavours and depth. Every sip lingers. 


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