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Akarua Sparkling Pinot Noir Chardonnay Rose NV

33% Pinot Noir, 67% Chardonnay

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.

From the Bannockburn sub-region, the 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.

"The delicate nose is very attractive with notes of white flowers, fresh cream, brioche, white peach, white spice and background red berry fruits - raspberry. 18 months on lees has added just the right amount of complexity for an aperitif style. The palate opposes the nose a little with its effusive bead and dominant acid and phenolic structure. Still the structure is the reason for the excellent length the wine possesses. Satisfying citrus and peach pith flavours with faint floral and spice notes. Will certainly wake the palate up if served as an aperitif but has the backbone for food. A good all-rounder."

Country: New Zealand
Region: Central Otago


in a mixed case (6 per case)

Stock: 9 units