Akarua Brut NV
Akarua is very serious about their sparkling wines - and the
bubblies are seriously good. The potential for Central Otago sparkling wines is
well recognised and Akarua has certainly realised this. Dr Tony Jordan,
Australasia's sparkling wine guru has also come on board.
The NV Brut is a
blend of 70% Pinot Noir and 30% Chardonnay. A good balance between fruit and
yeastiness with a touch of earthy savouriness. A nice fine bead and good
persistence on the long finish.
Retail $33.99 Special
A very light onion skin pink, this shows delicate fruit
flavours on the nose, but the palate carries plenty of power. Beautifu;ll
balance with great length and persistence. Easy to see why this has won so many
awards including Trophy at the recent Spiegelau Show.
Fully barrel fermented (10% new oak), but this is more about
fruit and texture. Citrus and rockmelon notes with a touch of spice and cream.
Retail $29.99 Special
Just off dry with limey citrus and riper stonefruits.
Mouthfilling with pithy acidity balancing the gentle sweetness and driving a
lengthy finish. Read More