The 2017 Rua Central Otago Pinot Noir has picked up a trio of trophies Sydney International Wine Competition 2019. The Rua took home the awards for best table red, best pinot and wine of show. Access this multi-award winning Otago Pinot now!
Why is it so good? Complexity, balance and length. There’s layer upon layer of ripe red berry fruit at one end of the spectrum and red cherries at the other. This is no mere fruit bombe. The savoury elements add a serious edge to the Rua and that savouriness is going to evolve along that beautiful acid line over the next few years. The length? It lingers, dissipating slowly across the palate.
Joy Lake Memorial Championship Perpetual Trophy for Best Wine of Competition
Mark De Havilland Memorial Trophy for Best Red Table Wine of Competition
J F Hillebrand (New Zealand) Ltd Perpetual Trophy for Best Pinot Noir of Competition
- Sydney International Wine Competition
"Medium to deep red/purple: a deep, bright, youthful colour for a pinot, and the aroma is tremendousy perfumed, with powerful dark cherry, floral and spicy aromas, The wine is intense and refined, tautly-structured and very finely-textured, the tannins mild and gentle, with a trace of bitterness, which actually adds a pleasing aspect to the cleanness of the finish and aftertaste. A most impressive wine which is astonishing value for money. (Triple trophy winner, Sydney International Wine Competition 2019, including champion wine of show)." 95 points, Huon Hooke (November 2018)
"This triple trophy winner has a beguiling perfume of dark cherry, flowers and spices, and is intense and finely-structured, with a succulent, fruit-sweet mid-palate. It has mild, gentle tannins and a refreshing and more-ish aftertaste. Exceptional value." 95 points, Huon Hooke (December 2018)
Central Otago, located at the southern end of the South Island of New Zealand, is the world’s most southerly wine region. In a short amount of time, the area has established itself as a world-class region for Pinot Noir. The picturesque region is surrounded by mountains ensuring a cool semi-continental climate that experiences a large diurnal range contributing to the creation of intensely concentrated wines with perfume, and complexity. Central Otago’s vineyard area is divided into six distinct sub regions each with their own climate and wine style. Best known for producing intensely Fruity medium to full bodied Pinot Noir, Central Otago’s cool climate also produces outstanding Riesling as well as superb bottle-fermented Sparkling wines.