Akarua Rosé Brut
71% Pinot Noir, 29% Chardonnay
Region: Central Otago
Sub Region: Bannockburn
Akarua Estate Vineyard
Vineyard block(s): Kawarau & Cairnmuir Red & Cairnmuir White
Aspect: Kawarau – Raised Terrace, Cairnmuir Blocks – Lower & cooler
Row orientation: East / West
Height above sea level: 270m
Soil: Fine sandy/loam topsoils overlaying schist.
Vine age: 11 Years
Trellis System: VSP spur pruned
Canopy Mangement: Carefully managed by hand to control crop load and fruit exposure for optimum flavour.
Yeast: Innoculated – various strains
Fermentation Heat: Cool – less than 15°C
Aged on yeast lees for a minimum of 18 months.
Lively strawberry notes combined with a creamy intensity on the palate, produces a wine of beautiful balance and length.
Made to drink as a young wine but will cellar comfortably for 1-3 years.
Serve lightly chilled
Viticulturalist • Gillian Wilson
Winemaker • Matt Connell & Dr Tony Jordan
Bottled • August 2011
Brix at Harvest • 23.5
Alcohol • 12.5%
Residual Sugar • 7.2g/l
Titratable Acidity • 8.6g/l
pH • 3.08