Akarua Sparkling Rosé Brut NV
"A complex and sophisticated glass exhibiting savoury brioche notes alongside the vibrant cherry, cranberry and rhubarb fruit." Decanter Magazine
Akarua Sparkling Rosé Brut NV is a Gold Medal Winner at the Decanter Awards. It is a sumptuous blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from Akarua's 50 hectare estate on Cairnmuir Road, Bannockburn, in Central Otago.
This premium fine wine region is mountainous, rising to over 2000 metres, and the vines are planted in spectacular alpine scenery. Here, the philosophy is to reflect the special characters of both the Bannockburn terroir, and capture the unique qualities of each Pinot vintage so that they are truly reflected in each bottle.
Fruit for the Sparkling Rosé Brut from several blocks were hand harvested and vinified separately to preserve their character. Fruit was whole bunch pressed with batches kept separate. It was then aged in bottle for 18 months on yeast before riddling and disgorging.
"A complex and sophisticated glass exhibiting savoury brioche notes alongside the vibrant cherry, cranberry and rhubarb fruit. The texture is creamy; the mousse very refined." Decanter Magazine
GOLD MEDAL - Decanter World Wine Awards 2017
GOLD MEDAL - Royal Easter Show Wine Awards 2013
GOLD MEDAL - Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships 2016
5 STARS & TOP 5 WINE - Cuisine Magazine Tasting, Oct 2016
SILVER MEDAL - Sommelier Wine Awards 2017
SILVER MEDAL - International Wine Challenge 2016
95 Points - Decanter Magazine
Lovely vibrant pink hue. Hints of strawberry aromas balanced by complex nutty and yeasty notes. Complex Pinot Noir flavours in the mouth, with a lovely creamy mid-palate and a long savoury, dry finish.