Vintage Brut

Tasting Note

VARIETIES

61% Pinot Noir, 39% Chardonnay

REGION

Region: Central Otago, New Zealand

Sub Region: Bannockburn

VINEYARD

Akarua Estate Vineyard

Height above sea level: 270m

Soil: Fine sandy/loam topsoil’s overlaying schist.

Vine age: 16 Years

BASE WINEMAKING

Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from several blocks and clones on Akarua Estate were hand harvested and whole bunch pressed. All batches were kept separate until final blending.  Yeast fermentation occurred in stainless steel tanks and older oak barrels.

BLENDING

A selection of the finest base wines of the 2011 harvest was made to produce a Vintage Brut blend of strong character, subtle aroma and flavor complexity.
To give the wine a slight dominance of red fruit character over 50% of the blend is Pinot Noir, Chardonnay contributes roundness and finesse.

TIRAGE and yeast aging

The blended base wines are transferred to bottle with a little yeast and sugar to undergo the sparkling fermentation. They are then aged for a minimum of 36 months on yeast in bottle before ‘riddling’ and disgorging.

VINTAGE BRUT 2011

The nose displays depth and elegance with subtle hints of sea shell and citrus. A captivating long fine palate with flavour’s of citrus and brioche enhanced by toasty, nutty and yeasty notes, leading a long crisp brut finish. Akarua Vintage Brut 2011 is a wine of character and complexity.  

DRINKING OCCASION

Vintage Brut 2011 is an aperitif style for any occasion and it has strong enough character and flavor to be enjoyed with many dishes

'Any occasion is a good excuse to pop the cork on Akarua Vintage Brut'

Serving temperature

Always serve chilled at about 8°C

TECHNICAL

Winemakers      • Andrew Keenleyside & Dr Tony Jordan

Tiraged              • August 2011

Disgorged          • From August 2014

Akarua Vintage Brut 2011 2011  - Akarua

Akarua Vintage Brut 2011
2011

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Price: $48.00
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  • Gold Medal

    THIS WINE HAS BEEN AWARDED...

    Gold Medal

    Gold - Champagne & Sparkling Wine World Championships 2015

  • Trophy

    THIS WINE HAS BEEN AWARDED...

    Trophy

    Champion Sparkling Wine - Romeo Bragato Wine Awards 2017

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