Akitu Central Otago Pinot Noir Blanc 2021 ($45)

Paired with: Apricot and Almond Baklava Tart in Canvas Magazine in the NZ Herald Feb 12 2022

and Cheesy mushroom and tarragon croque monsieur in dish Magazine Issue 102

Two things are guaranteed to happen as soon as you launch into this tart and sip this outrageously excellent wine. The first is you’ll be dusting filo flakes off your frock for the next few hours and the second is you’ll clutch that glass, gaze skyward and thank the universe that this combination exists. Not only is the wine the colour of apricot diamonds, it saturates the nose and palate with seductive stonefruit, richly-textured minerality and hints of elderflower to finish.