Akarua Rose Brut NV
“Very pale strawberry pink with light peach hues, pale on rim, the bead very fine with moderate persistence. This has a full and voluminous nose with firmly packed aromas of yellow stone-fruits from the Pinot Noir, interwoven with subtle red berry and red floral nuances and positive, complexing bready, yeasty autolysis, detailed by brioche and toast. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate is bright, lively and refreshing with attractively sweet flavours of yellow stone-fruits, red berries and red florals. The fruit forms a deep and harmonious core with bread yeast and brioche autolysis layers. The wine grows in richness and the soft, but significant textures enhanced by the gentle mousse provide body and vinosity. The wine carries to a full and softly concentrated finish of red fruits, florals and yeast. This is a bright, sweet-fruited rosé methode traditionnelle with autolytic complexity and vinous structure.” 18.5+/20 (5 Stars) Raymond Chan, Jan 2016 (Top NZ critic).