Akarua Rosé Brut

Tasting Note

VARIETIES

48% Pinot Noir, 52% Chardonnay

REGION

Region:Central Otago, New Zealand

Sub Region:Bannockburn

VINEYARD

Akarua Estate Vineyard

Height above sea level:  270m

Soil: Fine sandy/loam topsoils overlaying schist.

Vine age: 15 Years

BASE WINEMAKING

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

For the Rosé, one Pinot Noir batch is fermented on skins to produce a red coloured base wine for inclusion in the blend.

BLENDING

Once malolactic fermentation is complete the base wines, together with up to 15% of reserve wine that have been aged for several years in old French oak are blended to produce the Akarua NV Rosé . The red base wine that gives the Rosé its distinctive colour comprises about 10% of the blend.

TIRAGE AND YEAST AGING

The blended base wines are transferred to bottle with a yeast and a precise amount of sugar to undergo the secondary sparkling fermentation. They are then aged for a minimum of 18 months on yeast in bottle before riddling, disgorging and labelling.

ROSE NV STYLE

The Akarua Brut NV Rosé is a wine of ‘character’ blended from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. 
It has a vibrant pink/ red hue and its aroma shows hints of strawberry as well as complex nutty and yeasty notes. The palate has a strong Pinot Noir influence, a lovely creamy mid palate and it carries to a long, savoury, brut finish.

DRINKING OCCASION

The Brut Rosé is the ideal wine to celebrate with friends, whenever and wherever you get together.

SERVING TEMPERATURE

Serve chilled.

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

Winemakers           Andrew Keenleyside &

                              Dr Tony Jordan

Tiraged                   Oct 2012

Disgorged               From Sept 2014

Akarua Rosé Brut NV Methode Traditionelle - Akarua

Akarua Rosé Brut
NV Methode Traditionelle

  • Gold Medal

    THIS WINE HAS BEEN AWARDED...

    Gold Medal

    Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships 2016
    Global Rose Masters 2015, UK
    China Wine & Spirit Awards 2014
    Air New Zealand Wine Awards 2013
    Easter Show Wine Awards 2013
    Romeo Bragato 2014
    Spiegelau International Wine Competition 2014

  • Trophy

    THIS WINE HAS BEEN AWARDED...

    Trophy

    Romeo Bragato 2013 - Sparkling Wine Trophy
    Decanter Asia 2012 - Regional Trophy
    Spiegelau International Wine Competition 2014 - Gow Langsford Gallery Trophy

  • Cuisine Magazine

    THIS WINE HAS BEEN AWARDED...

    Cuisine Magazine

    5 Stars Top 5 Cuisine Tasting October 2016

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