JUICY, FRESH, RASPBERRY & FLORAL NOTES!
Award-winning Akarua is the largest privately owned single-estate vineyard in Central Otago, with 50 hectares of stunning vineyard.
First planted in 1996 by Sir Clifford Skeggs. The Akarua team are focused on managing the quality of the fruit in the vineyard through to winemaking in their winery; giving them complete control from vineyard through to bottle. Bannockburn, the sub region in Central Otago where Akarua is located has been described as the 'jewel in Central Otago's crown'.
Awarded five trophies and 12 gold medals over the last five vintages, RUA is nothing short of a show-stopper.
RUA Pinot Rose has a cult-like following and sells out long before the next vintage is ready to harvest! This newly released 2020 vintage has a wildly exotic floral bouquet of jasmine, lily, magnolia and rose, with ripe strawberries, watermelon and cardamom. The centre palate is creamy and concentrated with fine skin tannins and balancing bright and juicy acidity. 13% abv.
"Juicy, fresh... raspberries... flowers and fine fruit tannins" - Cameron Douglas (Master of Wine).