Akitu - Pinot Noir Blanc 2021Evocative & Multi-Dimensional
Brassy, rose-gold with a faint green hue and a platinum fleck.
Lots happening on the nose: river rock minerality, rose petals, Turkish delight, very slight wild herbs, and a hint of sourdough and brioche. There is a bouquet of red fruits entwined with ripe golden queen peaches and musk sticks. It’s evocative and multi-dimensional.
The intensity on the palate impresses: dry and savoury but full of textural depth. The interplay between acid and phenolics reminds you of that attribute in fine Nebbiolo, that leads to complex florals, particularly roses but some cherry blossom adding sedimentary depth. But you cannot escape the musk, with a hint of cinnamon apricot kernel.
The finish is long and dry with a distinctive crunch on the exit. It’s edgy yet resolved, exciting yet calm.