Akitu A1 Pinot Noir 2018


A highly awarded small; production Central Pinot Noir that exudes class and contemporary value.

"Every sense is activated from the first pass, this wine is all about depth and complexity. Spice, wild herbs and brooding plummy fruit emanate from the glass with an airy perfume. Intriguing brown spice rack and graphite infuse with leafy sous bois aromatics. The nose is highly detailed – compact and focused – it should open impressively with time. Very fine and silky entry, plenty of structure over a precise and linear framework. Delicate form with harmonic acidity driving line and length. The balance between fruit, tannin and acid is special and suggests a fascinating voyage ahead. Detail, perfumed aromatics, silk-like texture and subtle persistence define this year’s A1. Compelling now but definitely one for the cellar, 5 to 7 years to the high plateau of evolution. Food – Birds: big or small, wild or farmed, but duck with potatoes roasted in said bird’s fat would be perfect. Salad, as usual, entirely optional." Winery

“Light, fresh and fragrant pinot noir with floral, spice, red cherry and subtle fresh herb flavours. Youthful but approachable with good potential for bottle development. The wine has an appealing and ethereal texture.” – Bob Campbell MW