Akarua Rosé Brut NV £27
Pair with: Grilled scallops, tempura oysters, prawns and grilled baby octopus
TYPE: Creamy texture with a fine beaded mousse and a crisp finish
TEMPERATURE: Serve 6-8°C Well Chilled
ABOUT: The Skegg family were among the first to plant vines in Central Otago in the mid 90s acquiring a superb north-facing site in Bannockburn. Due to the short growing season in Central Otago, site selection is one of the key elements in making a great wine and Akarua have a site that is among the very best. Tony Jordan who built Domaine Chandon in Australia was the first to make Akarua’s sparkling wines always believing in the potential for Central Otago to make top quality fizz. The grapes for the Rosé Brut come from four different vineyards and all grapes are hand harvested. In the winery the grapes were whole bunch pressed and the different vineyard parcels were kept separate during vinification. A mixture of old French oak barriques and stainless-steel tanks were used for fermentation using a combination of native yeasts and inoculated yeasts. The wine was aged for a minimum of 18 months in bottle on the lees before riddling, disgorgement and labelling.
Sustainable, Vegetarian Vegan
SILVER – Sommelier Wine Awards 2016
SILVER – International Wine Challenge 2016