ALL ORDERS COME IN BEAUTIFUL GIFT PACKAGING | FREE DELIVERY OVER $150

Akitu Pinot Noir Gift Box

  • Pinot Noir Gift Box
  • New Zealand, 750ml
DESCRIPTION
PRODUCER
ACCOLADES

A beautiful Pinot Noir Gift Box from Akitu in Central Otago that's bound to impress. This box includes one A1 Black Label Pinot Noir and one A2 White Label Pinot Noir, both receiving multi-accolades.

A1 BLACK LABEL:

This A1 Pinot Noir starts off with intoxicating scents of roses, dried spices and tea-like nuance. A blend that offers rich, deep, plummy fruit on the medium to full-bodied palate yet remains silky and airy in feel, ending with hints of dried herbs on the long, elegant finish.

  • Winery: Akitu
  • Varietal: Pinot Noir
  • Region: Central Otago, New Zealand
  • Vintage: 2017
  • 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

A2 WHITE LABEL:

"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

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, 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.

A1 BLACK LABEL:
  • 95/100 – Decanter
  • 94/100 – Cameron Douglas MS
  • 93/100 – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
A2 WHITE LABEL:
  • 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)

          TESTIMONIALS


          Live Interesting @cove27


          DON'T MISS OUT

          Sign up for email updates from COVE 27