Akarua Rosé Brut

Tasting Note

VARIETIES

68% Pinot Noir, 32% Chardonnay

Region and VINEYARD

Bannockburn

Cairnmuir Rd (home block)

Kawarau, Clutha, Cairnmuir Rise, Cairnmuir Red

Clones: 5,6,114,15 varying rootstocks

Aspect: north/north west sloping elevated glacial terrace

Row orientation: east/west

Soil: weakly structured light alluvial soils overlaying schist rock

Elevation: 270m

Vine age:  21 years

Trellis system & pruning: VSP, spur

Felton Rd Terraces
Vineyards: Kofiua, Kolo
Clones:
667,115; varying rootstocks
Aspect:
north west

Row orientation: east/west

Soil:Young alluvial, schist based sandy silt and loams overlaying schist rock

Elevation: 240m

Vine age: 21 years

Trellis system & pruning: VSP, spur

 

Pisa

Vineyards: Lilyvale, Murrel

Clones: 6

Aspect: flat and level river terrace created by glacial activity

Elevation: 205m

Row orientation: north/south

Soil: fine silt loam over schist based alluvial gravels

Vine age: 25 years

Trellis system & pruning: VSP, spur

Vineyard: 25 steps

Clones: 777

Aspect: highly undulating

Elevation: 200-317m

Soil: Sandy, stony loam topsoil, sub soil mix of deep gravels and clay loams

Vine age: 16 years old

Trellis System & Pruning: VSP, spur

BASE WINEMAKING/blending

- 100% hand-harvested

- whole bunch pressed

- parcels kept separate for ferment

- 16% old French barriques, rest stainless

- mix wild/inoculated yeast

- base wines unfined

 

Individual parcels blended with 15% reserve wine to 2009 and two barrels pinot noir on skins for colour.

 

TIrage / lees aging

Aged on lees in bottle following secondary fermentation for 18 months, riddled, disgorged, aged on cork for an additional minimum 3 mths before release.

 

Tasting note

Pretty red florals and strawberry perfume, with freshly baked baguette. Creamy mid palate and nuttiness from barrel fermentation, red fruits, complex autolytic toasted brioche notes and fine persistent bead. Lovely length and mouth filling richness balanced with bright acidity.

 

TECHNICAL ANALYSIS

Winemakers: Andrew Keenleyside &

Dr Tony Jordan

Tiraged: Sept 2017

Disgorged: From March 2019

Dosage: 5 g/L

ABV: 13%

 

 

 

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  • 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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