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Akitu A2 & Amisfield Pinot Noir Gift Box

  • Pinot Noir Gift Box
  • New Zealand, 750ml
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A premium fine New Zealand Pinot Noir Gift Box. This box includes one Akitu A2 and one Amisfield Pinot Noir.

AKITU A2 PINOT NOIR:

"Intensity, an immediacy and engaging bouquet with a red fruit and savoury core, some wild dry herb, red apple skin, cherry and intense minerality. The oak message is distinctive yet mild with a salted cashew nut and spice combination. On the palate - tense, youthful, firm, fruity, savoury and dry. All the flavours suggested on the nose come alive on the palate, but this wine also needs time to integrate more to find its true balance. Firm tannins and medium+ acidity offer a strong foundation. A lovely wine with medium-minus weight, but lovely intensity and flavour." Cam Douglas

  • Winery: Akitu
  • Varietal: Pinot Noir
  • Region: Central Otago, New Zealand
  • Vintage: 2018
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Closure: Screwcap
  • Other: Sustainable Winegrowing, contains sulphites, cellar potential to 2028
  • Food pairing: Chicken & duck; lamb & mild sausage; tuna & salmon; mushroom risotto; mushroom & light-medium red sauces; brie & goats cheese

AMISFIELD PINOT NOIR:

Bright and perfumed aromatics. A plush and red-fruited palate. Soft, approachable fine-grained tannin. A hint of spice adds complexity. A precise acid back-bone gives good length.

  • Winery: Amisfield
  • Varietal: Pinot Noir
  • Region: Central Otago, New Zealand
  • Vintage: 2019
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • Volume: 750ml
  • Closure: Screwcap
  • Food pairing: Chicken & duck; lamb & mild sausage; tuna & salmon; mushroom risotto; mushroom & light-medium red sauces; brie & goats cheese

Don't forget you can leave a personal message for the receiver at checkout and we will print it out onto a branded card and include inside the box.

AKITU:

Akitu, in the Maori language, means the summit, the apex or the highest point. We called our wine that because at 380 metres above sea level we are right up there, right on the grape growing edge, against the alps and in the southern most winemaking region on earth. Here Akitu's entire vineyard is dedicated to Pinot Noir – that’s all thats grown, the very best of the harvest makes Akitu.

The vineyard has been laid out in 6 sections: planted in 2002. Akitu have 45,000 vines in 12 hectares of Pinot Noir, planted across the vineyard according to soil and aspect. Over the years Akitu has watched these 12 different plants settle and begin to express wonderfully diverse characters. They respond to weather conditions and the evolution of each vintage, quite differently and present Akitu with a rich palette of choice come blending time.

AMISFIELD:

Amisfield was established in 1988, a Central Otago based specialist producer of Pinot Noir and aromatic white wines created from fruit grown on the estate vineyard beneath the Pisa Mountain range in the Cromwell Basin. This privately owned company's 200ha property, once a prominent high country Merino station, is one of the largest single vineyard estates in the Central Otago region. Over 80ha is currently planted with the majority of the vines being over ten years old. A state-of-the-art purpose built winery is the focal point of the vineyard and produces 20,000-30,000 cases of wine annually. Pinot Noir accounts for over 60% of the production with the balance made up of Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris and Riesling.

AKITU A2 PINOT NOIR:
  • 94/100 Points & Excellent – Cam Douglas MS
  • 4.5 Stars - Michael Cooper
  • 94/100 Points – Cam Douglas MS (2017 vintage)
  • 92/100 Points – Decanter (2017 vintage)
  • 91/100 Points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate (2017 vintage)
AMISFIELD PINOT NOIR:
  • 90/100 - Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review (2018 vintage)
  • 94/100 Points & 4.5 Stars - Bob Campbell MW, The Real Review
  • 93 Points - Richard Caro

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