Awarded five trophies and 12 gold medals over the last five vintages, RUA is nothing short of a show-stopper.
Lifted perfume of spices - cinnamon, black pepper and clove; with brambles, sage and wild thyme. Bright red berries, with darker notes of mulberries and black cherries. Soft silken tannins, bright structural acidity with an earthy mineral thread.
Akarua has never been in such a strong position as it is today under second generation family leadership of David Skeggs, at the helm of the business and award winning winemaker Andrew Keenleyside heading the winemaking team.
Sir Clifford Skeggs was one of the first to commit to the Central Otago region on a large scale and therefore managed to secure one of the finest elevated North facing sites in Bannockburn and the vines were then planted in 1996.