Akarua Rose Brut NV
This Sparkling Rosé has a lovely fresh perfume of strawberries and red fruit and great zip on the palate.
This sparkling wine has a vibrant pink red hue and hints of strawberry aromas as well as complex nutty and yeasty notes. The palate has a strong Pinot Noir influence, a lovely creamy mid-palate and a long savoury, brut finish.
The Skeggs family were among the first people to buy and plant vineyard land in Central Otago in the mid 1990s, and were lucky enough to acquire a superb north facing site in Bannockburn.
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.
Tony Jordan, who built Domaine Chandon in Australia, and is one of the world's leading experts in sparkling wine production, has been enamoured with the potential for Central Otago to make top quality fizz for quite a while, and is now doing so with Akarua.