Back

Akarua, Brut, Non-Vintage, Central Otago, New Zealand

Akarua, Brut, Non-Vintage, Central Otago, New Zealand

REVIEWS:
5.00

5.00 out of 5

PRODUCER:
Akarua Wines

SIZE:
750ML

TYPE:
SPARKLING WINE

CRITIC SCORE:
86/100

(1 customer review)

Akarua Wines

750ML

£27.00 or subscribe and save 10%

The Brut, a blend of 59% Pinot and 41% Chardonnay, is crisp and clean with lovely balance and complexity. Pale lemon in colour. The wine boasts aromas of lemon curd, white peach, apple blossom and freshly baked brioche. With lovely balance and complexity, the palate is clean and crisp with a fine-beaded mousse and a bright acidity which carries the flavours onto the lingering finish.

In stock

Payment Methods

Product Information

COUNTRY:

New Zealand

GRAPE:

Sparkling Blend

REGION:

Central Otago, Bannockburn

DRINKING
WINDOW:

VINTAGE:

NV

ABV:

13.0%

SKU: 100633 Category: Tags: , , ,

    Description

    In 1996, in a daring and visionary move, South Island family the Skeggs, planted their first Akarua vineyard on Cairnmuir Rd in Bannockburn. The 50 hectare site has since provided the backbone of the Akarua wines. Due to the short growing season in Central Otago, site selection is one of the key elements in making a great wine, and Akarua has a site that is among the very best. Sustainability in the vineyard and winery is integral to the Akarua ethos. Water conservation, recycling, the use of lightweight bottles, fully insulated barrel rooms and energy efficient lighting in the winery are a few of the initiatives taken by Akarua to guarantee their accredited status as a sustainable producer.

    The Brut, a blend of 59% Pinot and 41% Chardonnay, is crisp and clean with lovely balance and complexity. Pale lemon in colour. The wine boasts aromas of lemon curd, white peach, apple blossom and freshly baked brioche. With lovely balance and complexity, the palate is clean and crisp with a fine-beaded mousse and a bright acidity which carries the flavours onto the lingering finish.

    1 review for Akarua, Brut, Non-Vintage, Central Otago, New Zealand

    1. daniel78

      Excellent NZ fizz, very champagne-like feeling.

    Add a review

    Your email address will not be published.

    CRITIC REVIEWS

    CRITIC SCORE:
    86/100

    With a good amount of toasty / bready character over notes of lemon tart, sliced apples and peach kernels, the NV Akarua Brut is light to medium-bodied, elegant and dry with fine bubbles and refreshing acid leading to a medium to long straightforward finish.
    86/100 - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate