Akarua Brut

Tasting Note

VARIETY

33% Pinot Noir, 67% Chardonnay

REGION

Region: Central Otago

Sub Region: Bannockburn

VINEYARD

Akarua Estate Vineyard

Height above sea level: 270m

Soil: Fine sandy/loam topsoils overlaying schist

Vine Age: 16 Years minimum.

Base wine making

Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from several blocks on the vineyard are hand harvested and whole bunch pressed.  All batches are kept separate. Juices are settled and racked to yeast fermentation in old French oak barriques and stainless steel tanks.

BLENDING

Once malolactic fermentation is complete the base wines, together with up to 15% of base wines that have been aged for several years in old French oak (reserve  wines) are blended to produce the Akarua Brut NV.

TIRAGE & Yeast ageing

The blended base wines are transferred to bottle with yeast and a precise amount of sugar to undergo the secondary sparkling fermentation. They are then aged on yeast lees before riddling, disgorging and labelling.

brut nv style

Akarua Brut NV is a fresh aperitif style with floral, savoury and bread dough aromas. The palate has a creamy middle and a long crisp brut finish.

Drinking occasion

The Brut NV is a fine aperitif wine and is ideal for celebrating with friends whenever and wherever you get together.

SERVING TEMPERATURE

Serve lightly chilled

 

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

Winemakers           Andrew Keenleyside  

                                  & Dr Tony Jordan

Tiraged                    Oct 2015

Disgorged               From Nov 2016

Akarua Brut NV Methode Traditionelle  - Akarua

Akarua Brut
NV Methode Traditionelle

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Price: $34.00
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  • Gold Medal

    THIS WINE HAS BEEN AWARDED...

    Gold Medal

    New York World Wine & Spirits Competition 2016
    China Wine & Spirit Awards 2015
    China Wine & Spirit Awards 2014
    Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2013
    Decanter Asia Wine Awards 2013
    Blue Gold - Sydney International Wine Competition 2017

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