Akarua Brut Rosé NV | 95 Points of Refined & Sophisticated Bubbly – only $30
Akarua Brut Rosé NV displays a vivid rose color. Enticing nose of fresh strawberries, raspberries, rose petals, chocolate box, with gentle toast autolysis. While fresh with creamy mid-palate and juicy acidity. Good length through to the chocolate box finish. Yet another gem from accomplished sparkling Winemaker Dr. Tony Jordan
A complex and sophisticated glass exhibiting savory brioche notes. In addition vibrant cherry, cranberry and rhubarb fruit. Most of all Akarua Brut Rosé NV texture is creamy; the mousse very refined.
Central Otago | Southern Hemisphere’s Champagne Region
Given that Champagne is one of the northernmost wine regions on the planet, it follows that the southernmost region would also have such success as well. While the secret is the cool climate, with ample sunlight hours during the growing season. Yet during the summer months, the sun often doesn’t set until well after 10:00 p.m., and rises before 6:00 a.m. while maintaining cool daytime temperatures. The Akarua Rosé NV takes full advantage of this. Ass a result maintaining ripe, powerful fruit with vibrant acids and lower alcohols necessary for great sparkling wine.
So, whether you’re looking for the hippest in southern hemisphere wine, or for a new supply of Champagne-quality bubbles, the Akarua Rosé NV is the sparkler for you. The ambition of this wine is clear in every glass. And you’d likely be paying well north of $50 a bottle for Champagne of this caliber, if not more.
Winemaker Dr. Tony Jordan
This bottle of rosé is crafted by Winemaker Dr. Tony Jordan—one of the preeminent sparkling winemakers in the world, whose CV includes long stints at Moet Hennessy’s Domaine Chandon, Cape Mentelle, and Cloudy Bay. Is there any wonder why this wine tasted in a blind setting could easily be mistaken for Champagne? The vivid pink color instantly charms, followed by alluring aromas of rose petal, raspberry, and brioche. While it is an ideal glass unaccompanied, it is also a consummate pairing with BBQ, roasted salmon, and salty snacks.
Under Dr. Jordan’s direction, the lots of sustainably-farmed, estate-grown grapes are hand harvested and vinified separately. Finally, blend of 38% Pinot Noir and 62% Chardonnay comprises current vintage wines, as well as 15% of mature vintages. The exact years are a house secret, but given the complexity of this cuvée, expect significant development, à la Krug.
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|Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar?||95 Points of Refined & Sophisticated Bubbly | Great length with Fresh Strawberries & Raspberries|
|Why now?||Exclusive | Free Shipping on 5 Bottles|
|WBOTD Cellaring Worthiness Rating|
|Expert Ratings||95 Decanter | 93 Wine Access|
|What is it?||Central Otago New Zealand Sparkling Wine|
|What’s in it?||Chardonnay, Pinot Noir | ABV 14%|
|When to drink?||now thru 2022+|
|Pair with:||Spicy, Exotic, Shellfish, Soft Cheese, Fish, White Meat|
|Occasion||Perfect for Holiday Get together | Seafood Appetizers|
|If you want to drink now...||Open & Enjoy|
|Recommended purchase Qty:||5+ includes free shipping|